Late afternoon light poured across the sloping hillside just off of Livingston Street in Tewksbury, MA. Good fortune that I had pulled into the driveway simply looking for a pretty autumn scene. Getting to see the riders, instructors and beautiful horses put through their paces was thoroughly enjoyable. Some riders had multiple instructors assisting. The young lady depicted here led her auburn colored horse down the path to the riding ring off to the right undoubtedly an experienced rider.
The pair were captured in paint as they passed in front of the brilliantly lit horse barn. The barn door opening offering the strongest value contrast, perfect for balancing the center of interest. This was a paint out to remember and if I am up in the area again, it's a location to be added to the painting locations list!