Outside row standing horse
Woodcarver: Daniel Müller (1872 – 1952)
Manufacturer: D.C. Müller & Bro. (1903 – 1914)
Manufacturer: Dentzel Company (1867 – 1928)
Basswood, paint, and glass
Description: The sculpture depicts a standing horse, white with large black markings covering its body, with its proper left leg raised, and its nose lifted to be parallel with the ground, and its mouth open. The horse’s tail touches its proper right rear leg. It wears a bridle and a saddle blanket that are light blue with gold trim. The saddle itself is green and pink with similar gold trim. There is a carved fabric piece draped across its shoulders with an eagle decoration on the horse’s proper right side. The sculpture has large, black glass eyes. Beneath the saddle on both sides are rectangular iron eyelets.
José Herrera (1938)
Tempera on panel
"Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, Peter Hurd painted the people and landscape of nearby San Patricio, where he maintained a cattle ranch. José Herrera was a farm hand on the Hurd ranch for more than 20 years. Hurd painted his friend many times and once called him "one of the most paintogenic people I know." Here he is shown looking directly out at the viewer against a panoramic view of the Hondo Valley. Filling up much of the composition, Herrera appears as strong as the mountain range behind him. The painter's use of tempera accentuates the effects of arid land and air integral to the scene. Hurd convinced his famous brother-in-law Andrew Wyeth also to adopt the medium."
Atop the Clouds
by Aly Bambi
I’d like to sit atop the clouds
And watch the world above me
As well as the one below
I’d like to sit atop the clouds,
And gaze at the wondrous excitement
Of the shining, glowing fluff.
I can only imagine the beauty
Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop