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Girl and Horse Original Watercolor Painting Fine Art Blue Grey white horse

This is an original, one of a kind, watercolor painting by award winning artist Crystal Cook.
Title: Salvation
Size: 6" x 9"
Signed by the artist.

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved horses. She loved them so much that every waking moment was spent reading about them, drawing them, and tracking them down wherever she could find them, just so she could be near them and twine her fingers through the tangles in their mane and hold her palm under their velvet soft lips to feel the blast of heat from their sweet scented breath.

Then one day the girl received a horse of her own and they grew up together. She taught him to follow at her side without a bridle or lead, and to stay in one spot, like the most obedient dog on the planet, until she called for him.

He learned the sound of her footsteps and the call of her voice and waited at the gate for her every day after school. He pressed his face close to the fence, leaving behind a trail of long white and red hairs from his forelock, waiting for her to come home.

She learned empathy, understanding, compassion, love, and finally how to deal with the grief of losing your best friend when he died.

They were each other's world, and salvation.

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
-Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

In honor of Skye, my niece's horse in the painting above, who was rescued from slaughter by my sister and her family, ten percent from the sale of this painting will be donated to an equine rescue group.

Watercolor Painting Original Girl and Horse fine art 6 x 9 by Crystal Cook blue white grey

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine artist quality watercolor pigments, synthetic sable watercolor brushes, Arches watercolor paper
  • Ships worldwide from Utah, United States
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
  • Favorited by: 75 people