Escaping the Carousel

Oil on paper

30 X 20

We bought an antique wooden carousel horse from a friend, and I enjoyed using it for a model for many years.  This painting was finished as we were building our home in the woods.  I was cutting ties with the city and moving away, so in this image of the horse, he did not have the pole fixing him to the carousel.  He was free to run in new places.  He now lives with his original owner and is ridden by grandchildren.