|RiRi sporting his fly mask.|
Well, it caught the attention of the Redondo California artist Aimee Hoover, who was/is working on a series of oil paintings depicting horses wearing fly masks (see her series here). She wanted to use the photo from my blog post pictured right as a model.
I was thrilled! And I love the end result, a 50x54" oil painting of my boy -- see below!
I really like her description of the series -- an attempt to capture the spirit of the subject without relying on the eyes.
|The Ri Ri!|
I told Aimee that I feel equestrians love to see our horses in fly masks. I know I do, it makes me crack up, my boys look like masked marauders when they're wearing them. She expressed surprise, but I do feel it's true.