Two Paints on canvas. Well now that’s confusing, but that’s what the pattern on these horses are called. I took photos of horses when I was out plein air painting at a horse farm a year ago and came across a great photo of these two recently. They weren’t Paints in the photo but I was in love with the idea of making abstract patterns so they became Paints. It was a lot of fun to invent the dark and light areas so you could still see it’s two horses but it’s not immediately obvious. This is framed in a dark walnut frame to contain all that white background. I used a lot of gesso on the canvas to give it some texture before I started painting, you can’t see this on the screen though.
Below is a photo of the work in progress. I’m just starting a painting session because you can see I don’t even have my paint squeezed out yet on the glass palette. No mess yet. 🙂
Below is a close up of the head. Little bit of violet in the shadows, some orange to give it life. I think it’s always good to throw in some color to give a painting more life. Not enough to make it look like a colorist painting or a German Expressionist, but just enough to make the painting come alive. That’s the goal anyway. Thank you for visiting my blog.