Thursday, 16 February 2012

Of Cabbages and Kings

 'January King'  
watercolour

Despite it being half term, I managed to get some serious work done. Both girls are in our local pantomime, performing each night this week, and actually this has meant quiet evenings, waiting up to collect them, so  I worked away at painting purple cabbages. I grow these in my garden because I love the colours so much, and I have been wanting to paint them for ages. The variety is called 'January King', which filled my head with images of other sorts of kings. So here is a white rabbit, with his crown and sceptre.

Half Term and panto has also meant very little time to ride ponies. Sadly Will is lame at the moment, and on box rest with a suspected minor tendon injury. He came in from the field with it earlier this week. However, on the grand scale of things, a few weeks rest wont make any difference to our plans. He has been having foot trouble over the winter, and was only in the lightest of work as I am conditioning his feet (I intend him to remain barefoot). I was more concerned that he would fret about being shut in, as when he first arrived he was very anxious about being stabled. However, he appears completely chilled out about the whole thing so far, and is quite enjoying the fuss and attention!

8 comments:

Freyalyn said...

\Lovely colours in January King. I wonder how a rabbit carries a sceptre...?

Kath said...

I have enjoyed the local landscapes and now this delightful rabbit.
I love Will's long forelock, my Highland had one right down to her nostrils.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Absolutely LOVE the colors in cabbage and kings! A stunning piece, you can see the amount of work that you have put into it.

Sorry to hear about Will, stall rest will do wonders. Such a lovely photo of him.

Susan Jonsson said...

Any chance that Of Cabbages and Kings will make it to your etsy shop? I can think of at least 2 people that need him! Sorry to hear about Will....Thanks for sharing your beautiful art and ponies.

Susan

Patty said...

I love stopping by your gentle blog and seeing your animals and paintings!

Leanne said...

that little rabbit is well camouflaged in there, i didnt spot him at first!

Leanne x

Ps , my blog name, and its address has changed to talesofsimpledays.blogspot.com, i would be grateful if you could take somersetseasons from your bloglist as it no longer exists, sorry, and many thanks! Leanne x

Merri said...

dang, you are good!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Blackfeatherfarm said...

LOVE that piece !!! Will is so lovely....

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