This cute horse is a commission from a client I did a portrait for ten years ago. At that time I painted her grandfather's horse, Fred. Ten years later, that portrait hangs in her son's bedroom. She wanted this one of her own horse, Dez, to be displayed together with Fred.
It was interesting to me that both portraits presented the same challenges, namely, remove rider and tack, and create a whole new background. And both required several source photos to get all the parts that had been hidden by the tack and rider back into the proper place on the horse. Thankfully I was able to pull that off for both portraits. They are even framed the same way, in a black floater frame with a silver edge around the top. A perfect match!