Last Saturday, my husband and I drove out to Plantagenet, Ontario to visit The Willowdale Equestrian Center. For a few years now, my good friend Suzanne, an artist and member of a plein air artist's group called Artbo and Carol, owner and operator of the center have collaborated to organize Horses & Art day.
This event takes place once a year in June where artists are invited to paint or draw the beautiful countryside and horses on site as well as participate in equestrian activities. It was a clear and sunny day and people spent more time enjoying the sunshine and meeting the horses and new friends than making art, but that's OK. The fresh air and sunshine always help to rejuvenate the artist's soul and the beautiful views provided much inspiration for paintings and drawings to come.