The Old Boys 8x8 Acrylic sold
This is a study of Clydesdales I painted few years ago....I was reminded of it this morning after reading Judy Woods wonderful art photograhy blog and seeing her lovely photographs of this breed of heavy horse which orginated from Clydeside in Scotland. Sadly we don't see too many of them in the fields these days. I remember when I was a little girl and my parents used to take my brother and I to Barassie beach in the summer evenings. On the way home he always came back through Gailes so that I could see the fields of Clydesdales and their foals. For the life of me I can't remember the name of the Stud Farm but it was a treat just to stand at the gate and watch them. Before long curiosity would get the better of them and they would amble over dropping their huge heads to my level........ahh those were the days.
The study itself was done at one of the Ploughing Competitions that still goes on with enthusiasts of the breed....if my memory is right this was at Mossgiel Farm outside Mauchline where the poet Robert Burns once lived and if memory also serves me he wrote the poem 'To a Mouse' after turning over a mouse nest with his plough. Thanks for the memories Judy :))