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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Sketch of Foal

This is my Sunday sketch of a foal.  I had lightly sketched him a couple of years ago.  Today I added the shadows , fence post and pail.  Next I colored him with colored pencils and brought him to life.





I love drawing, painting, creating and wish I could just do it all of the time-LOL!  Many years ago when our children were little, we raised Morgan horses.  I loved them so much.  To have an animal of that size tame and allowing us to ride on their backs always amazed me.  And when a colt was born, my hubby was more excited than when the children were born-ha!  One moment there was just a Mare and the next there was this beautiful creature.  All nature is truly a miracle is it not?
   Well, Spring is really here, the pear tree is all white like a huge bouquet of flowers and the Red Maple trees look like they have red cotton balls at the end of every branch!  The grass is beginning to green up again in little patches around the yard and the geese are bickering about territory and mates very loudly!  One lone goose, we think it is the male of a couple who have been nesting just across the lake from our yard under bushes at the base of the tree.  They have not come this year and we are afraid that this lone goose has lost his mate to traffic or whatever and he is so mournful.  Each eve just before dark, he comes to the spot and calls and calls but no one comes.  He is so forlorn.  Canadian Geese mate for life and we wonder what will become of him.  We talk to him but he cannot tell us what is the matter.  We will miss the little parade of that particular couple when their eggs hatched and they marched them down to the water.  Although there will undoubtedly be others, we will miss our special couple of 5 yrs.
        "I will lie down in peace and sleep, for though I am alone, O Lord, you will keep me safe." Psalm 49:16, 17
        For the mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but my kindness shall not leave you.  My promise of peace for you will never be broken, says the Lord who has mercy upon you." Isaiah 54:10
        "No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.: John 14:18

3 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh, the poor goose! I love Canadian Geese, too. That breaks my heart.

Your drawing of the foal is beautiful! I cannot draw to save my life, so I am always impressed by someone who can!

xo
Claudia

Gloria said...

I think it is a great drawing of a foal. I enjoyed your story and I hope you continue to draw and paint because your talent is great. Have a great week. Thanks for the Psalm's as well. I needed that right now. Take care.

Doris Sturm said...

That is so sad about the goose. I love ducks and geese too. I have this great CD called "Winged Migration" that shows migrating birds (including geese) on their journey over 3,000 miles every year and the various dangers they can encounter...I love Nature Programs, but inevitably something happens that makes me cry. Like the "March of the Penguins" and some parents don't come back and the babies die...it's so sad!
Your foal came out cute - and you even remembered to give him a bucket of water - how thoughtful!
I love his eye lashes too :-)
Have a great week, Kerrie!
Doris