“… all shining beautiful and gentle of herself
she seemed a darling life upon that savage soil
not worthy of her gracious pasterns”
~ Charles M. Doughty
“Dolly” is a rescued Saddlebred mare. When I met with her owner to photograph her, she pointed out the unusual dapple pattern in her coat, which she had heard referred to as a rare bronze palomino. She asked me to select a cloud formation for the background, so I chose this dramatic sunset to compliment the colors of her coat. When I later asked if “Dolly” had a paper name, her owner told me her name was “My Radiant Dream”. Unknowingly, I had painted just such a concept in her portrait.
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