|Casper, oil on 11 x14 board|
This is Casper the miniature donkey owned by Kai-Liis Mcinnes an animal lover and artist:
See her at http://www.kai-liis.com/
Kai-Liis says of Casper: "I bought him as a 4-year-old in 2006 - he was living with a potter. He looks adorable, like Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh - so he came here, to be a companion to my llama, Everest. But Everest didn't like him, so, as Birkir and Erling were here, Casper went in with them, and Erling acted as a protector for him for the first while."
Bikir and Erling are Icelandic horses that I painted for Kai-Liis recently.
Casper was another challenge he was actually running away from John when the photo was taken, he was rushing to join the two horses. His fur is in between winter and summer so a bit disheveled!