Oil on linen – 30 x 25 inches – Private Collection
I have been fascinated by the Arabian horse and it’s Bedouin heritage since I was a little girl. This was my first attempt to create a narrative painting that came from my imagination, not photographs. Once I had created the composition, I used resources such as research into landscapes, raptors and falconry and the Saluki sight hound to help me achieve that goal. I even sewed a robe and cloak for a friend to wear while she stood in the stirrups with her right arm raised so I could understand the drape of the fabric.