The Chincoteague Ponies are a beloved wild horse that roam the islands of the Assateague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia here in the United States. Legend has it they are the result of shipwrecked Spanish ships......or the ponies were driven to the island to to avoid the tax assessors. These ponies are rounded up each year by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department's Saltwater Cowboys and swim across the channel from Assateague to Chincoteague where the foals are auctioned off to support the Fired Department. Loyal followers have their own Facebook page and can recite lineages like the best in thoroughbred racing. Given permission by Cindy Heffelfinger Steyer to use her photo of the pony named Got Milk and her 2016 foal, this watercolor painting is done with Daniel Smith Paints and painted on Arches 140 lb cp paper. It will arrive matted with an archival mat and backboard and protected in an acetate sleeve.
Daniel Smith paints, Arches paper