Tina's Meadow by louisegreen

Pastel on Colourfix pastel board 1.00m x 70cm 2011
Commission – SOLD

This commission is another one for my framer which I have been working on since before Christmas. Last year he asked me for a pastel painting for his wife as their special anniversary present for March 2011 – including their own pony, the little bay Welsh mare named Tina.

Other requirements for the painting were blue flowers, a palomino horse, an old bush hut & some other horses and some trees with early light.

It took a fair bit of thought & sifting through lots of photos so here is the result. If I was going to paint something for myself I would put in my fav types of horses. The photo of Tina was supplied by my framer, the palomino is one of my own horses, the old hut is from a photo I took at the pioneer village in Inverell, NSW. The black Friesian is none other than the gorgeous Wizzard, & the Gypsy mare & foal are no horses in particular but I wanted to balance the colours of the bay mare with the black Friesian.

I delivered the painting today on 1st March to the framer while his wife was there & when she saw the painting, not realising it was her own special one but recognising the pony we let the secret out which a few of us had kept quiet for the past 6 months. As you can imagine she was quite overwhelmed & burst into tears, not believing it.

I’ve also written a poem to go with her painting which she told me has got a magic feel to it.
Thanks for viewing, hope you like it as much as we do.


A horse as golden as the morn
trots proudly into sight,
Where bluebells greet the pastel dawn
all dancing in the light.

Past the old deserted shack
that stands so long forgotten,
A cabin on the lonely track,
the boards and roof now rotten.

A Gypsy mare and foal stand by
the little bay Welsh mare,
Tall eucalyptus trees do sigh -
leaves fall without a care.

A noble Friesian, black as night
here guards his precious herd,
His piebald colt with colours bright,
like morning’s magpie bird.

In Tina’s meadow, full of grace
and beauty – wild and proud,
A hidden, sheltered secret place,
It’s magic like a shroud.

(Text by Louise Green 24/02/11)
Please do not copy without permission – thank you!

Equine artist working in pastel, oils & acrylics – specialising in the romantic Friesian horse & magical Gypsy Cob. I also like to paint landscapes, unicorns & fantasy. I live on a farm surrounded by native animals & birds, horses, cattle, a few sheep & 3 dogs with my partner based on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Commissions accepted worldwide.

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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 4 years ago

    Ahhhh its so beautiful Louise, lovely work, they must be so happy with it :-)

  • Hi there Trudi, I thought I was up too late! Finally this big project is finished – yes they are over the moon with the pic, I can’t wait to see it framed next week. Thanks for viewing;)

    – louisegreen

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Trudi, hope all is well with you:)

    – louisegreen

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful painting, and a wonderful story and poem. You are extremely talented.

  • Hi there Alwyn, thanks for your lovely visit:)

    – louisegreen

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10about 4 years ago

    Love the poem, it makes a wonderful pair to the painting. I’m sure she will treasure this :-))

  • Many thanks for your visit Sandra, yes she does treasure the painting, I saw it framed today & it looks fabulous:)

    – louisegreen

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 4 years ago

    wonderful creative work

  • Many thanks Angel;)

    – louisegreen

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful!! Excellent work!

  • Thank you Angie;)

    – louisegreen

  • WesternArt
    WesternArtabout 4 years ago

    Oh Louise this is absolutely beautiful. Another amazing creation. Beautiful poetry too.

  • Rosemaree, thanks so much. It is good to finish off a large job and have a happy smile from the owner. Thanks for reading the poem:)

    – louisegreen

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Ohh My This absolutely gorgeous

  • Thank you Maggie, I appreciate your lovely comment;)

    – louisegreen

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 4 years ago

    Wow Louise this is a beautiful enchanting work. Congrats on commission.

  • Thank you Anthea, always a pleasure to read your comments. It is good to have a bit of free time now that the commission is finished, I can get back to some other stuff:)

    – louisegreen

  • Matt Mawson
    Matt Mawsonabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature Matt:)

    – louisegreen

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