When I saw Laura and Oscar in Bob's gallery I knew I had to share one of my latest paintings which is similar. When I was younger I rode a lot and did some jumping and dressage. I watched the jumping circuit's news and members.
Thinking of this I tried to paint my first "action" painting which I've called The Rider. Although he's there I most wanted the focal point to be the neck of the horse. It is a thing of such grace and power. I hope you see that. Your comments are very welcome.
In case you wonder about the lighting and dark background I should add that this was done from my remembrance of indoor or arena jumping competitions.