Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mustang A Day Challenge painting #32 "Sandy" January Special to Benifit Alder Hill Farm Mustangs

Adopted and Branded BLM Mustang (unknown location)
Oil on  Canvas Board
by Linda L Martin

Sandy is 5 years old in this Photo. She was adopted and trained by Scott Litherland.
She is a  very light buckskin. Notice her ears are outlined in dark and that her
mane falls on both sides of her neck and is two colors very much like the
Tarpan wild horses.  According to Scott's Facebook page she was intended to be his horse
However, because she was so small ( most mustangs are on the small side usually under
 15 hands) He decided to pass her on to one of his associates. She has
adapted well to her new life  and like all of the horses that benefit
 from Scott's special care, She has thrived in her new domesticity.
Reference Photography used by permission of Scott Litherland via Alder Hill Farm
 Just a note about Sandy's portrait. I looked at several photos of her and decided to make her a bit older and her mane longer as in some of her later photos.  Also if you look closely under the mane in her  photo you can see the faint white pattern of her freeze brand. The markings don't show up as well on her portrait because of the flash glare on the wet paint.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to Alder Hill Farm to help in the care of their Sanctuary Mustangs.


  1. I am enjoying your mustang paintings, this one is very nice and for a great cause.

  2. Maria, so glad you are enjoying them. I do so appreciate your support. Alder Hill is indeed a wonderful cause. =0)