Tickles. i had the privilege of owning and showing this mare for a few years during high school.
i was not in town when she was sold, therefore i was not there to say my ‘goodbyes’ – this left me more guilt ridden than i could have imagined until finally, this past September of ’09, i made my way to San Diego (while on tour with The Foghorns – don’t worry, it’s not nearly as glamorous as it sounds). this painting was based off a photograph i took of her from that trip. she was several months pregnant at the time i reunited with her and balled my eyes out. she’s due in March.
i’ll post baby Tickles’ photos after she’s gone through the whole i’m-a-horse-having-a-baby thing (can you imagine?). oh man, i love this horse. here’s an older picture of her from her younger days when i owned her:
you’ll see more pictures of her on my Nikon page. i just had to share this little gem i discovered back when i was sorting through my stockpile of photographs.
[acrylic + pen on paper][nikon 35 mm + color film]