June 05, 2010

Building Trust

Building Trust (oil 16" x 20")

During the Whidbey Island Farm Tour last fall, I had an opportunity to visit one of my favorite places on the island, the Wildwood Farms. They are just a skip and jump down the road from where we live. I have been going  there to sneak a peek at their horses for over thirty years!

 The two horses in this painting really caught my attention during my last visit because of their obvious closeness to each other. I could feel they trusted each other, I just wasn't sure they trusted the photographer quite as much...perhaps an apple could help persuade them?

This piece will be included in my upcoming Art Show in Coupeville, WA, over the 4th of July weekend. I will be among some other wonderful artists and we would love to have you stop by:

  • July 3 & 4th
  • 10 am - 5pm
  • Coupeville, WA (corner of Coveland and Alexander Streets)


  1. Nice, Sandy... I love how you've captured the light shining thru the white mane.

    Good luck with your upcoming show. May your work be well received and may many pieces find new homes.


  2. They are beautiful Sandy, they will go down very well in your show)

  3. What sweeties! Don't you just adore horses? Always wanted one. Nice treatment of a subject that could have ended up too sentimentalized.

  4. Hi Sandy, Just saying hello from the Flying class. What a beautiful painting of two horses. Your work is stunning!

  5. I love this! Such beautiful detail—it looks like you can reach out and touch them. I love your work and I'm so inspired by it. Thanks so much for becoming a follower on my blog. :) Best of luck at your show!