Packin’ Heat is a new cowboy mounted shooting painting featuring a gorgeous paint horse. The original image was captured in France by French photographer Julie Plas. Julie was thrilled that I wanted to paint her shot and we made the arrangements. I had to add in some missing elements – only half the horse’s head was in the original photo. I also had to change up the rider’s outfit so that the horse took center stage. Then, of course, I had a lot of fun painting the background color and texture.