While we were there, a group of youngsters from the next door area came by to exercise the horses. They run down to the river with them and then walk back and allow them to browse until they go back to their holding area.
These horses belong to the children of wealthier Capetonions and locating them at Oude Molen provides income for the locals and the village itself.
I took this pic as they walked past my painting spot and have wanted to paint it for some time. Now that I finally have, I'm not that happy with it. I think I spent too long a time on it and tried to get it 'perfect' thereby losing the looseness that I so desperately want. Photographing it was also not the easiest.
Anyway, here it is - I've called it Friends.
I'm going the apologise to all the wonderful bloggers I visit regularly. I've been absent and will be a bit busy for the next 7 days as I've got the job as 'Official Sitter' at the current South African Society of Artists exhibition at Kirstenbosch. Despite not having qualified for this exhibition, it's a job I enjoy doing as you get to see all that great art and meet many wonderful artists and art lovers. But I'll be back on my computer in bits and pieces during the period. Then I will have to paint again so I have something to post!