Saturday, March 19, 2011
I went back to painting a horse again in this one - an Appaloosa colt backlit by an evening sunset (or sunrise!). The low-key values on most of the body of the colt contrasts with the brightly lit areas of the edge of his chest and upper back legs. I wanted to portray a serene mood in this piece and I also admired his spotted coat. A little bit of information about this breed of horse: the Appaloosa is known for its colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern. It is best known as a stock horse used in a number of western riding disciplines. Horses are always a joy to paint!
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