Puchilingui: The Premier Colorful Thoroughbred

My donation piece is Carol Williams' exceptional "Valor" resin customized by Tiffany Purdy with a new neck, mane, and tail. I have painted it as a portrait of the late, great Puchilingui, pictured below, the most well-known sabino Thoroughbred.

Foaled in 1984, Puchilingui was lightly raced, winning only 1 of his 6 starts. Upon retirement, he proved to be an excellent sporthorse sire, getting athletic, versatile, and colorful offspring. Though some of his sons and daughters raced and won, most found their niche in showrings around the world. Puchi passed away January 19, 2008, and I thought painting a portrait of him would be a fun tribute to his legacy and to my favorite breed. This piece was finished with a combination of acrylics, pastels, and pencils, and is sealed with multiple layers of Krylon matte fixative so he will stand up to both halter and performance showing.

I have been an avid fan of Thoroughbreds and horse racing all my life and am well-versed in the history of both the breed and the sport. I am also a student of equine color genetics and enjoy painting highly detailed horses, particularly loud sabinos like Puchilingui. This piece marks my first NAN auction donation. For more information about my work, please visit my website.

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