Saturday, December 3, 2011

Madonna and Child - mare and foal oil painting by Debbie Grayson Lincoln

16 X 20 Oil on canvas SOLD Commission
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Mother horses are a lot like mothers everywhere...I had the hardest time getting a photo of this foal - his momma tried to stay between me and her baby. Every time the baby tried to approach me, she got between us and headed him off. Of course it was for his own good, but he didn't see it that way - his curiosity was trying to get the better of him!
I finally had to settle for a single picture of each of them which I then combined into this one image for a client. As I painted it, I found a number of analogies to think about. The baby is like momma in many ways, but still different. While running, they moved as one, but occasionally their gaits conflicted. At this point in time, they are looking in the same direction...but we know that will most likely change as he grows. Hopefully, when that happens, Momma will be glad!
2 Samuel 18:26
Then the watchman saw another runner, and he called down to the gatekeeper, “Look, another man running alone!” The king said, “He must be bringing good news, too.”

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T.Gomez said...

I feel the energy in this painting. Color vibrancy moves me thru the scene. Love your word postings too.

Susan said...

You did a flawless job combining mother and child in such graceful unity and in showing their unique bond - I love the title as well.