The Reluctant Foal


They emerge from the sea under a stormy night sky. Kelpies, water horses, with the sharp teeth of predators. According to legend they mesmerize unsuspecting travelers, inviting them to climb on their backs for a night ride. Once mounted, the travelers come to their senses and find themselves unable to dismount. The kelpies walk calmly into the water, drowning their panicked struggling victims before devouring them at leisure.

A foal embarking on its first hunting trip hesitates, anxious at what it must do.

Acrylic on canvas

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