Winter Coat – 5 year old Hippie Boy


Merel Burggraaf Art oil painting equine horse horses portrait artist grey

And here he is, my muse, the Hippie Boy as a five year old in his fluffy winter coat. This beautiful and sweet but challenging dressage horse (Andretti x Jazz x Aktion) lights up my life and inspires me to paint. I am so mesmerized by his beauty and impressed by his personality that I want to capture him again and again in many different ways ❤.

In this case:

Oil painting 20 x 20 cm on a wooden panel. This painting is part of a series of oil paintings in which I capture each year in Hippie Boy’s life. A dressage horse with top bloodlines, shown in his natural beauty and fluffy winter coat. As a grey horse he gets lighter each year, a beautiful process to capture.

I hope you enjoy Hippie’s personality as much as I do.

Love Merel

*Reference photos used for this painting taken by John Burggraaf.