Picasso of Sand Wash Basin
8 by 8 inches Watercolor
I think that anyone who knows me and has
followed the entire project of the Mustang A Day Challenge through its first
year, probably knows, that for me, Picasso embodies all that is the spirit of
the wild horse in North America. He is the quintessential band stallions that
rogue beauty with a gentle eye toward his harem. Over the last year I have
painted him 5 times, usually with Monet. He is the only stallion, of which, I
have painted the entire harem.
I actually knew Picasso through photographs long before I saw him
posted on the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses page in Facebook and knew what the
wild horse watchers had named him.
most famous photo of him, by Claude Steeleman was actually turned into a lamp
as well as cover photo for his book, Colorado’s Wild Horses published in 2009. The
photo was taken of Picasso sometime in 2007-8. In the Fall of 2010 I had seen the
lamp in the gallery that was carrying my Christmas Cards. It was a thrill and
opened the door for me to explain all about the horses of Sand Wash Basin to
the gallery owner. It drew a crowd and hopefully sold some of those lamps for
Claude, now that the gallery had background information on Picasso.
|A Portion of the proceeds of this |
painting will go to Nancy Roberts
to help aid in her documentation
efforts on the Sand Wash Basin HMA