Monday, November 8, 2010

The Olympian (sold)

Hello Friends:

This beautiful horse belonged to Nancy, a dear friend and horsewoman who lives in California. The challenge in this painting is to put the focus of the viewer entirely on the horse, making the rider secondary. To do this, I darkened the background behind the rider and lightened it behind the horse, giving the horse the most contrast and interest. I also softened several edges to give the impression of movement and energy.

I do miss being part of the horse world, but for now, I'll be content to study and paint them whenever I can!

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