I remember reading Thomas Wolf's classic as a teenager and wondering, who the hell has time to think these thoughts? Who can write about all the nothing that defines the branch? It was what led me later in life to read toTom Wolf (during the drug years). No really.
I make it a rule never to use others peoples photos. Dawn, (girl in picture)
is a friend and painter (artist, not houses) who lives in Kitty Hawk. I saw this picture of her and her horse "Azúcar"( Spanish for Sugar). I loved the light in the photo and asked her if I could paint from it. Here are the results.
I am no animal behaviorist, but I believe horses that are subjected to relentless biting flies stay in the wake of their neighbor's tail. I would. Take my word for it, this is my 1600th post on this blog. I have done at least one painting per post, probably a lot more. The more I paint the more critical my eye becomes. I only post the ones I am truly satisfied with.