When my daughter Pamela was working on her Ph.D at MIT (during the early 1990s), we visited her in Boston and explored the famous mile-long Brimfield, Massachusetts, outdoor antique shows. I found a wonderful old watercolor of a cowgirl on paper that was fragile and falling apart. When I got home I copied it (above). That jump-started my painting. Over the next few years, I completed several simple watercolors.
When I bought my palomino--Sunup--in 1996, I did a series of imaginary family portraits while I toyed with the idea of writing a children's book. The watercolor above is Sunup with his mother (a chestnut mare).
I imagined Sunup as a wild stallion (above), king of his Montana mustang herd.
This pen and ink with watercolor wash (above) was simply titled "Mustang Herd."
When we purchased Cash in 1997, I did a pen and ink with a watercolor wash of him.
When Joyce bought Zinger in 1999, I did a pen and ink with watercolor wash of him as well. The piece is titled "Her Prince."