Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Morning Ride, equine pastel painting

Morning Ride
© 2011 Karen F Rose
pastel on board

This morning I was reminded of another summer day not too long ago. I arrived at the pasture early to watch a beautiful horse and rider go through their morning exercises.

They were as if they were one, together so graceful and elegant and moving in a cadence that was in their hearts.

A friend recently said to me, "My horse teaches me everything I need to know about myself."

Have you ever thought about what animals teach us about life and about ourselves?


J Joy Nocifora said...

Lovely, Karen! Your greens are wonderful.

Karen F. Rose said...

Thanks for your comment. Yes the grass in the pasture was an eye catcher for me as well. It just swayed in a gentle breeze that day. Very memorable.

Jerry Stocks said...

Karen, this is such a beautiful painting. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful sentiment, Karen! Yes, I think about that a LOT. Nobody probably wants to know what I really think.... But thanks for bringing it up!

Anonymous said...

beautiful painting, so fresh and cool, just like mornings really feel. Just lovely
peace n abundance,

Laurel Daniel said...

Love the quietness and light in this piece!

Karen F. Rose said...

Thank you for your comments. So pleased that the quietness and peace translates for you. Now If I could only get that fresh scent of the hay!

Kathy Cousart said...

This painting is so sweet and beautiful! Love the ray of light that leads you into the intimate scene with the horse and rider. Beautifully done and very special:)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm with Kelley. Life without animals would be barren for me.