First Summer, Gouache on Acid Free board, 6 x 8 (15 x 17 Framed)

I was struck by the interaction between this mare and foal. Certainly it was not unusual to see such affection between a mother and baby, but I wanted to capture this close relationship where they were so clearly each others whole world, and suddenly they are aware of being observed by the viewer.

“Waiting on Their Master”, gouache, 11 x 9

These beautiful foxhounds were waiting on the Master of Hounds, astride his chestnut before the hunt. There was an air of suspension. The game was not quite afoot, but all were ready. I couldn’t resist painting these beautifully and similarly colored hounds and horse, they seemed like such a team; which of course they are. …

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“Lifting Fog”, oil on panel, 23 x 16

It was a cool, crisp morning in Virginias hunt country, with the clear light streaking across the still foggy pastures. The riders were slowly wending their way to the kennels, pausing on occasion with the mists slowly lifting behind. It was a fine morning with the entire day ahead, what could be better?   This …

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“Waiting on Their Master”, oil on panel, 20 x 16

These beautiful foxhounds were waiting on the Master of Hounds, astride his chestnut before the hunt. There was an air of suspension. The game was not quite afoot, but all were ready. I couldnt resist painting these beautifully and similarly colored hounds and horse, they seemed like such a team; which of course they are. …

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“Happy Hour”, oil on panel, 18 x 13

Post-hunt, these foxhounds descended on an inviting pond to quench their thirst. I thought it was quite a cheerful scene, especially with all those wagging arced tails, like corsairs bobbing across a rippling sea.   Interested in this painting? Email the artist at joannemehl@comcast.net for more information  

Crossroads, 28 x 20, oil on canvas

A lovely grey thoroughbred led by his groom enters the paddock at Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Kentucky. The Fall sunlight is crisp and bright as it reflects off of his coat and the onlookers behind. Soon he will have a jockey up and will be led through the tunnel under the stands to the waiting …

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