When the Budweiser Clydesdale's were here, I spent five days with them. Drawing and painting them from life. This painting, "Before the Parade", completed in the Studio, depicts just part of the preparation ritual. They were given fantastic attention and care, and all seemed to enjoy it. I wanted to show the wonderful colors and give the feel of water on the wet coat, and forming on the ground on a clear day.
The Horsemanship Connection: One of the things that was very clear to me while spending time with the Budweiser Clydesdale Team, is the attention to detail they had that allows for a great presentation and safe interaction with the public. I know many people, (myself included), that are around horses allot sometimes lose our focus, ending up in situations that are undesirable. Living in the moment, is a gift that horses teach us. I believe that living in the moment keeps the stress and anxiety to a minimum. What do you think?
"Before the Parade" 12x14 original oil painting. $225.00 plus $4.80 shipping.