At last I can show this painting to the world.
Last year while visiting Meadowbranch stud, I’ve spotted one absolutely charismatic horsey face, and it was HIM, wonderful and successful stallion Sable Matters, 1991 (by Matts Scooter and Sable B)
he have been all over the world racing and producing top class racers, he definitely knows he is priceless, as most of respectable age stallions would know.
at his age of 22 he was full of life enjoying his retirement in his own green field and 5* stables in Meadowbranch.
while ago I have been asked to do a painting of him racing for the leading Irish trainer William Flanagan’s birthday, and of course it meaned to me a lot!
BUT. Sable Matters didn’t race for many many years and his photos and videos of racing are all archived somewhere.. so the search began..
After sending few emails around the world I have been provided with amazing photo of him racing in 1995 in America, thanks to the super helpful people over there, much appreciated!
then the main task was to paint different driver with different colors on. it means different position and whole silhouette.
here my reference pictures are, and the big work began…
I Idid it!
This morning got the message from William’s daughters, telling me that birthday man was speechless receiving his birthday present and I must say it means the world for me as an artist!
Happy Birthday William!