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Gran Gesto Presentation Night

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She looks pretty happy..? 🙂

Hello Readers!  I want to share photos from the presentation of my Gran Gesto commission to Canadian Team rider, Jacqueline Brooks. As suspected, there was some wine/cheese and a party for the paintings arrival. It was like Christmas when Jacquie ripped into the packaging of her painting.  She was thrilled with the painting and commented many times how it was ‘just him’. It will hang in the Brookhaven Lounge, at the end of Jacquie’s indoor ring. She can see the painting clearly every time she rides down the centre line.

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It even matched the lounge decor, perfectly!

Many people have asked me lately, ‘ is it difficult to let go of a painting that you work so hard to complete?’  To answer that I say, No it isn’t ever.!.When I finally give any painting I do to the horse owner/rider and see them connect with that work of art in a special way, the moment is truly priceless!
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I gave the preliminary sketch to Lindsay Kellock, her groom for the games. Her parents accepted for her.

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One final look - the painting looked so great on the wall.

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Group Shoot - Jacquie and I + the Dutch Masters Construction team!

Lastly, I know I’ve said this before, but I have to thank Gary and the Dutch Masters crew for making the commission presentation to Jacquie so special. Truly, what a great day it was!

Stay tuned..I recently did a 36 hour painting marathon…But i’m too tired to type about it now..lol..I will give you a hint…my paintings + clients home + top home decor magazine + February… 🙂


  1. Carol Buck
    November 6, 2009

    what a wonderful job you did! It is breathtaking.

  2. blackburnarch
    November 10, 2009

    Hi Jenn,

    Congrats on a job well done! I look forward to seeing/reading about your work in whatever decor magazine you’re alluding to in your post….

    By the way, I like what you’ve done with your website.

    John Blackburn

    • jpratthorseartist
      November 10, 2009

      Thanks John and Carol! and yes, i’m very much looking forward to seeing *the magazine* too. February seems like a long wait!

  3. onthebit
    November 12, 2009

    It looks amazing. I cannot imagine giving up something that took you so long to created, but I am sure that it is going be fully appreciated every day.


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