|watercolor painting mare and foal on paper, "You and Me Against the World" 8 by 10 inch, work in progress, Maria Reichert © 2011|
First they come over to the fence, dodge your attempts to make friends, then nibble on your shirt sleeve when you turn away. As soon as you turn your full attention on them, they run to mom and glare at you as if you were an evil intruder!
The mares watch them protectively but with a somewhat weary and bored expression.
Loved this image of the grey mare with her foal and how they blend together. Decided to try this in watercolor and really wanted to capture the early morning light on the mane of the mare and the deep shadows created as the sun crawled through the run in shed.
And the bond, really want you to see the connection. Mother and baby. Nothing else like it.
This is a work in progress! Much further to go on this one.