6" x 8"
acrylic paint on canvasboard
One of my favorite subjects is horses. I have drawn them since I was a little girl. The inspiration from this one came from a photo off of Morguefile which I made a copy of in color and black and white for values. Recently I purchased a lot of colors in acrylic paint at Utrecht in KC. I used a lot of those new colors in this painting which is always fun. The underpainting is Red Oxide - and it was not transparent but rather opaque when I started adding the subjects. It works for me that you can see some of that color underneath and I like the effect. When I have been away from my easel, I come back with a tight and detailed focus - so I needed to get away from that...the brushstrokes were fast and loose, the brush size was larger than I normally use and I took my eyeglasses off.