I finally got a scanner! Thank you Circuit City going out of business sale.
Since I've been painting a series of jumpers from Devon lately, I wanted to share some of my photos of one of my favorite horse and rider pairs, Michael Matz and Judgement. These photos were taken with my old Pentax K1000 at the American Gold Cup around 1999. Matz won that year in a breath taking jump off. He is such and incredible horseman. Not only an Olympic gold medalist, he trained Kentucky Derby winning Barbaro and saved 4 young children when the airplane they were on crashed in 1989! What an amazing man!
You can see the love in his expression as he gives Judgement a pat in the warm up ring. Maybe I'll have to turn one of these photos into a painting someday!
Please click on each photo to view a larger image.
I have two wonderful people I must thank today. Angie of Free Rein Art - I was fortunate enough to win her first blog giveaway, a darling wild horse magnet featuring her art, "September Stallion".
Thank you so much Angie!
And last but certainly NOT least, Horseypants for my newest blog award.
Thank you so much you guys make my day!
Oh yeah, one more thing. As much as I don't want to sell them, I've added my four newest original ACEO paintings to Ebay tonight. Each one represents several hours of work. I have a really good scan of each so hopefully I will able to make prints soon.