I got plenty of press when I painted this big horse for a Langley Arts Council fund raiser.
My criteria was to paint rural Langley scenes. Langley is described as a community of communities. I thought of the roads that tie the communities together like ribbons, so I painted the horse wrapped in ribbons and named him The Gift Horse.
I painted all the activities that we see and do in Langley. There is bountiful fruit and vegetables, a horse farm, hay fields, hot air balloons, vineyards, bicycling, flowers, poultry, flocks of crows, a family hiking in a park and the Fraser River with boating and fishing. The horse was highlighted with a rainbow mane and tail.
Here is a great article written by my friend Kurt Langmann from the Aldergrove Star.
hey, check out this link to my last news letter Vivian Harder - equestrian artist [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Yup, that's me in the paper again. The caption says my painting is of my grampa's horses, but they are like grampa's horses, not actually his. I did find a photo of him and his team in a book in the Farm museum library. Although "All things horses" was a rainy day, it was not a wash out. I got to visit with some cool horsey people.
Artist's retreat at Susan Galick's Beach Box in Sooke. Lovely weekend with Susan Galick, Robin Bandenieks, Judy Vanderveen, Louise Swan and me. Inspirational ladies.