Earlier this year I saw Charlie at the local agricultural show. He was being ridden under saddle by his owner. As I had my camera handy and thought he had such great character I decided to take some photos of him in his yard. What made me laugh about him was that every time I clicked the camera he pulled a face like he was either smiling or laughing at me.
It had both myself and my mother in stitch's. Didn't give another thought to Charlies photos until I was asked to include photos of my artwork containing cattle in a magazine article. This gave me the excuse I needed to dig out Charlies photos and draw him.
Charlies portrait has been purchased by his owners. Thanks Robin and Garry.