On a Lazy Afternoon

On a Lazy Afternoon

On a Lazy Afternoon

I love to paint water, specifically sea water, but sometimes I like to step away from the beach and head to the country. I love to be in Montana, where the skies are huge and the landscapes are beautiful. Montana is ranch country and there are a lot of horses spending their lives grazing the hillsides below mountain ranges. 

As a child, like many little girls, I dreamed of owning a horse. That is the only thing I ever wanted on my birthday or holiday, a horse of my very own. Living in the suburbs of California, it was never going to happen. I got to live the dream as a kid by riding with my friends who had horses and then really live the dream in Hawaii where I cherished a few horses of my own. Dream fulfilled.

In Montana, they make owning a horse look pretty easy, with all of the pasture land and big barns scattered over the countryside, wooden fences rolling along for miles and miles. Here is a horse, moving slowly while grazing on a lazy afternoon. I know a special young girl who is certainly living her horse-riding dreams. This painting is for my goddaughter Maile. She is an amazing rider who is dreaming of a horse of her own. She is in the right spot: Montana.

Thanks for reading my blog,
~Teresa