I first painted this in watercolour in situ en-plein air at Wicken Fen. Then back in my studio I used my sketch to redo it in oils. It was a beautiful horse and the rider stopped to chat and I asked permission to use her and her horse in my painting, which she happily agreed to. I obviously took photos of the horse as I couldn't expect him to pose. It is framed in a 3 inch cream washed frame and ready to hang.