Saturday, October 5, 2019

Wren

I fell head over heals in love with Anna Dobrowolska-Oczko's Wrona resin during NaMoPaiMo 2018, so I treated myself to an unpainted copy after February was over.
A couple months later, my friend, Carol and I visited the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, South Dakota.
It was amazing.
One of the horses we met that day was this gorgeous, tiny colt. I loved the contrast between the softness of his coat color and the boldness of his face marking. Right then and there I decided that my Wrona would be painted in his likeness.
I thought about doing the work myself, but ultimately decided it was a bit beyond my skill set. I asked Lauren Hoeffer if she would be interested and was delighted when she said yes.
Lauren is a master at soft-but-deep colors, and she loves ponies and foals as much as I do. I knew she was exactly the right person for this commission, and I had high expectations for the finished piece.
Lauren delivered Wrona - now Wren - to me at the Jennifer Show, and she is even better than I had imagined. This baby is perfection from her wiggly little nose...
to the tip of her two-tone tail.
Thank you so much, Lauren. Now we need to find her a mama!

3 comments:

  1. Aaaahhhh!! You didn't send me the photo in the lower right corner of your collage!! So perfect!!! <3

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  2. OMG! Love, love, LOVE this adorable little foalie! And that colour suits her so well, beautiful work, both from the sculptor, painter and photographer <3

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  3. Awww, what a beautiful foal! I'm do happy to see Anna's horse in your collection.

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