Sometimes a common image can bring a vivid reaction. There are many ways to paint a horse. This one needed more emotion for me. In Oklahoma, we had experienced a lot of rain and severe weather during the time I painted Midnight Ride. I wanted this piece to feel as moody as my feelings during the spring time stormy weather. I also wanted it to evoke strength and promise. Reducing my color choice helped me achieve the mood I was feeling. I hope you enjoy.