Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

Oil on Stretched Canvas
24 x 20

I admittedly have never been a horse person.  However,
when I was painting on the Blue Hound Farm last
October, I saw this amazing old white horse in the barn
and I felt an instant connection to him.  There was something
very sensitive and special about this horse.  I actually went back
to the barn to see him again after the tour, and caught
him as he was walking back into the barn, with all of
that sunlight glowing around him.

Here is Lazarus's story:

Lazarus was given to the owners of the Blue Hound Farm
when he was in his late thirties, and he has lived with them
for the last nine years.  He is partially blind, has arthriitis and
some other health issues - none of which has daunted his
incredible spirit.  The owner of Blue Hound Farms, 
Kristi Maher told me that whenever they get an older
rescue horse, Lazarus immediately takes on the role
of protector.  I knew he was special :)

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Sunny said...

Beautiful light in that painting, and the story makes it so special.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Lazarus is so beautiful, Claire. I love the sunlight through his mane. It breaks my heart to know of any animal that is hurting in any way, natural or otherwise. I'm so glad he gets to live out his natural life in comfort.

hmuxo said...

What a beautiful story, Claire!! Love that light and how it glows from this horse! beautifully painted!!

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful horse, Claire!! Love the way the light is hitting the horse and ground....

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much everyone for the comments. Life is really busy right now, and I really appreciate your commenting on my work!

Ann Rogers said...

The story and the light are both first rate, congratulations on the sale!


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