Did I also mention that Josie is Farm Girl Beth's youngest daughter? Or that she is eleven years old?
Josie, like many young women her age, has gone a bit horse crazy. And in order to lease a horse for the summer, she needs to generate some income. Luckily for her, she has great talent!
I love how Josie captured the light on Oskar and Ulani's hair with just a few bold strokes, adding a lively tan across Ulani's muzzle for texture and depth. The delicate gray hairs around Oskar's nose, and the dark shadow where his fall covers his eyes.
And how about the beautiful light periwinkle of the background? What a choice!
I've been missing Oskar, but having this portrait in my living room helps me to remember him and keep him near. Thanks for the good work, Josie!
Note, Josie wrote a post about her technique for the Briard hair -- check it out!