Marwari Mare, Pushkar Fair

80| Susie Whitcombe (British, b. 1957)

Marwari Mare, Pushkar Fair

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Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

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"It's called the Pushkar Camel Fair, and obviously you'll see some camels in the background. But it's also great training for these Marwari horses. And they are absolutely fantastic. I've got a sketch that I painted from life, obviously I didn't paint this there. And you know painting in India is terrifically good fun because people sort of drop chairs and sit around, they've got all day to watch you, as long as you don't really mind being watched, which you get very used to. It's fun. And then of course they jump around you and say 'right, paint me.' It's fun, very fun. And I actually got to ride some of the Marwaris in Jaipur, where I was staying, and they're lovely, feisty things. Oh. they're fantastic. And they've got these lovely, straight noses. People sort of draw a parallel to the Marwaris to the Arabs. The same sort of ancient warrior type, fabulous, bright thinking, strong, brave horses. But you know, they've got these amazing ears and they've got a straight, very straight." - Susie Whitcombe

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