Monday, October 14, 2013

Spica- Abaco Wild Horse Bahamas #457

Spica the Lost son of Nunki
6 by 9 inches Watercolor Study
by LindaLMartin Artist
Will be auctioned to raise money to preserve the Wild Horses of Abaco TBA
It only seems fitting to put up the first study for the oil painting I am going to be doing of the last remaining Abaco wild horses. This little foal  Spaci passed away soon after this photo was taken. He and his dam are the subjects of the painting. I have been told these are the horses that are the first horses ever brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus.

Right now there is only one of these horses left alive.  Her name is  Nunki. 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 or go to their website to

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