Monday, November 18, 2013

"The Greeting"

"The Greeting" 7.75 x 18 inches, oil on panel
My Dad had such a connection with animals, in his quiet way,  that we would call him the "Horse Whisperer".  It would be a rare sight to see him walking across the barn yard without a dog or two trailing behind, while his horses beckoned to him, hoping to perform a trick for him. 
One lovely afternoon, on a meandering buggy ride with his buddy, Francis, we came across these beauties in a neighbouring pasture.  Of course they had a greeting for Dad.  That's just how it was.