Inshi, Age 15

  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas board
  • 25(w) 20(h) 0.25(d) mm

On a tranquil, balmy afternoon in late August, my family and I stumbled upon this dignified pony, alone in a verdant woodland glade. We spent the afternoon sketching her and named her “Bessie”. I was intrigued by the mix of varying textures - branching fern fronds, bushy oaks, and crisp, silvery birch leaves - with Bessie's swarthy sinews shimmering in the sunlight against a backdrop of multiple shades of green. I recreated the moment in oils to keep alive the memory of our favourite countryside spot.