Here's the photo that I had to start with ~
And, voila! Here is my painting!
As you can see, I left a lot out of the background. I did this because I wanted to focus on the excitement that the horse is feeling. Eyes on the gate - ears intently listening - saddled and ready to go! "Ready to Run!" is all about the attitude and the desire of this horse to get out there and race.
Thanks for the fun photo, Kim!
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