The reference photo for this painting was taken by my daughter on her cell phone while she was riding her horse bareback, no bridle. She would only do that when I was NOT with her, because it made me too nervous. Although I know she enjoyed sending the picture to me, for a good giggle on her part!
As we took her to college for her first year, I miss her so much! Good thing I have thirty days of painting to keep my mind busy.