Watercolor painting of horses and Mt. Shasta by Janet Tarjan Erl.

The Spirited Pack

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 19.55″h x 26″w, 1995.

A varied herd of horses pose in front of Mt. Shasta on the hillsides in north Shasta Valley, California.
The terrain of this region is gently rolling hills called hummocks. These hummocks were created when a volcanic eruption on Mt. Shasta caused a great mudslide that slumped and flowed into the Shasta Valley. Over time, the hummocks eroded into these curvaceous hills.

I often saw this small herd of horses near my home on Black Mountain in Siskiyou County, California. They always seemed alert and curious, so I thought they would make a good gang of horses for this piece.

This painting was one of several artworks I donated to the Fairchild Medical Center, Yreka for a fund-raising auction to help benefit the new hospital.

Original is sold.

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