Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nunki - Abaco Wild Horse Bahamas #458

First Study of Nunki for the oil painting
Mostly for values and to make sure her markings are right.
9 by 6 inches mixed graphite and watercolor
Will offer this one at auction TBA

I have been told That Nunki is the last remaining descendant of the very first horses Christopher Columbus  brought to the Americas. I will be painting her and her last foal Spica for the

  Her age is estimated to be 17 years old and there is a group that is working to find  stallions and surrogate mares  so that they can harvest her eggs and bring back the herd into a preserved area of Abaco Island, Bahamas.

If you would like to read more about  what is going on with the efforts to save the breed please follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abacohorses or go to their website to http://arkwild.org/blog/

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