This is Silver, my Grandma and Grandpa's pony and quite possibly the first "equine" I've ever ridden. This painting was referenced from a photo in one of my old albums dated 1974. As you can see from the actual image, it wasn't an easy photo to work from. Making this one come to life was very difficult, much like riding a pony....as they can be very stubborn and difficult at times. His eye was not clear and may have even been shut in the photo. I did my best to recreate it. His color was a challenge as well, but I really wasn't focused too much on getting the exact color match. I think I was able to convey his "sour" expression.....and who wouldn't be crabby with 3 kids on their back? His other ear is apparently back showing disapproval of the situation. I wanted to be sure to get the bushiness of his mane as well.
That's me in the front with red pants on Silver.