Portrait – Samson of Windy Ridge

 

Samson was a “Great Horse” or a large draft horse – a dappled Percheron. It is a very small 5″X 7″ colored pencil portrait on Bristol paper. Bristol Paper has a smooth surface that makes getting the details of Samson’s dappled color much easier.

I first met Samson when a friend and I took her daughter out to Windy Ridge Riding Stables to inquire about lessons. He was on of the few horses in the large coral area. He sauntered up to us like a friendly inspector as we were trying to get through a gate. He was enormous! My friend said, “Catherine, what do I do?” as she had her daughter in her arms.

“Be calm. He won’t hurt you.” Draft horses are generally pretty gentle with kids. And as time proved in many later encounters, that he was a big gentle guy.

This portrait was purchased by Mark Ward, the owner of the horse riding stable where I took riding lessons. He had Samson from a “baby”. Sadly Samson passed away not long after I made this portrait.

 

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Portraits: British Shorthair Cat – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel © Ckatt 2017

 

British Shorthair with Orange Tabby © Ckatt 2017

The King Charles Spaniel is a digitally redone photo portrait, which I captured at a dog show last year. This effect give the look of a black and white block print.

The cat portraits are also digitally enhanced photos.

The British Short Hair Cat belonged to my gracious niece, Sabina, who has helped me with my online venture to share my work. His name was Toenje. A most interesting and aloof creature, who charmed me from the moment we met. He has passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

More recently, I have taken to using digital photos for my drawings and paintings.