Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A horse named Sahara

A horse named Sahara
8x6 inches
Oil on board 

Many domestic animals here in Botswana roam freely around.I remember some friends who had just arrived from Canada,excitedly telling us to stop the car and to find the farmer as they had just seen about 20 cows grazing next to the road.After having a laugh at their expense,they explained that back home they would never see any domestic animals outside a fenced enclosure.If a stray animal was seen they would phone the local farmer who would thank them and proceed to catch his errant animal.I would say 99% of cattle,goats,donkeys and horses are freely wandering around our local town ,Maun. 

It was while having a picnic with friends along the river some months ago, that I came across this nameless horse who was contently eating the sweet green grass along the river.Since painting it ,I have decided to name the horse Sahara,which is better than being nameless.


Maree Clarkson said...

A really lovely painting Roger and a great name. You're right, nobody should be nameless!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thanks Maree,very true.

Paintings by Patricia said...

Beautifully done, the expression.

Jerry Stocks said...

She's a beauty and so is the painting.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thank you Patricia and Jerry :)

Sue Clinker said...

I think it was the pop group 'America' who recorded the song 'Horse with No Name' which was hit in the early 70s.

But its nice that you named this one.

Beautiful horse and wonderful painting Roger

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Oh yes,I forgot about that song,apparently quite an easy song to play on the guitar.Thanks for the visit and comment Sue.