Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Twin Stars

Oil on linen on panel, 8 x 6 inches -- Click here to buy

Each of these horses has a nice star marking on the forehead. That's why the title of this painting is "Twin Stars." These beautiful horses belong to my artist friend, Hita. I took this photo when I was visiting her last fall. They were standing right next to each other, and it was important to add the reflected light on the left horse that was bouncing off the right horse. The scene was almost like back lighting, with the sun so low behind them. I love the light on them, especially the mane. This piece is a study for a bigger painting, and my main goal was to resolve the values and color scheme. I used orange mixed in pretty much everywhere in this, including the tree line in background.

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