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Polo Ponies wear Pink Ponchos

[caption id="attachment_1388" align="alignleft" width="296"] Polo pony after the ball. Oil on Canvas.for sale[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1389" align="alignleft" width="295"] Galloping Pony .. Oil on Canvas. Fore sale[/caption] Well no, they don’t really, but all through the winter I see horses wearing raincoats when out on my walks… I'm no expert in these fashion outfits but I do know I love watching the horses frolic with the onset of spring and the jackets come off. I started painting images of racehorses and have turned my hand to Polo. We used to visit a Polo club near my parents home in South Africa but I thinks my dad's reason for going was more for a drink. Drinks and fashion aside I hope you like...

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Drawing with ink and snow.

As the seasons change and the snow has cleared, its time to reflect on some of the work I have been doing over the winter. After moving to the Clyde valley I have been going on long walks getting to know the area. I take a sketchbook and some drawing bits but the ink pens have inspired me the most this year. I have been able to quickly record the area and use the snow as a blending medium. This helps keep the images fresh and lively. I try not to put in to much detail but just give a quick impression of the scene. These can then be worked up back in the studio. I have built up the...

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