Friday, February 14, 2014

Tomodachi - Two Horses

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

Theses gorgeous horses belong to my friend Hita in Vashon, Washington. I love visiting her to paint together whenever I have a chance to go to the west side. She has several horses, and I love taking photos of them for my painting reference. In this painting, I aimed at simplifying the shapes, as well as enhancing color intensity, to create a warm and friendly mood just before sunset. For this piece, I used oil colors straight out of tubes, except some Gamsol during under-painting. I didn't use any medium. Instead, I wanted to leave thick and bold brush marks. I love how the lost edges don't get blended too much with the neighboring colors.

Tomodachi means friends in Japanese.

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