Horse Guard



I love Britain.  My ancestors were British.  Whenever I go there I feel like I’ve gone back home.  The soldiers with their ceremonial uniforms excite me.  I should tell you exactly what street these guys are on, but I can’t remember the name of it.  I do know they’re just up the street from the gate to 10 Downing Street.  Their helmets shine.  Their uniforms are crisp and gallant.  I love the pageantry.  It makes me proud that British blood flows in my American body.  This was really a fun painting.

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June 18, 2008

Larraine @ 10:50 pm #

Really nice painting and all that stuff, but this REALLY makes me love being British, and wishing I was there, and want to hear everyone speaking that accent, and try driving on the other side of the road… really – I’m pretty consumed with it all! Good job Tom!

Margaret @ 10:55 pm #

What a beautiful horse! This brings back so many memories of our 1996 tour of England. I remember walking past that sentry.

June 19, 2008

Jennifer @ 6:34 am #

I think that painting animals is so difficult, but you really captured this horse!

Christine @ 7:17 am #

This is such a fun painting. You did an amazing job on that horse!

October 5, 2008

Tony @ 9:48 am #

Tom, in a way you answered you’re own question with the title of the painting. The Trooping of the colours is a daily event at Horse Guards Parade, London :)

Great piece by the way!

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