These two paintings were painted at the same time. I enjoyed the beautiful loose sketching and crazy add ons of acrylic splashes. These two paintings are amazing in person and as one observant art lover told me, "They look like stone!"
These paintings are both part of my "Neutral Zone" series and are headed to Telluride, Colorado for the film festival Labor Day weekend.
48 x 40 Inches Oil Palette Knife Horse Painting On Canvas
Graceful Beauty Close Up
This painting was fun! I really enjoyed working with the neutral colors and manipulating the palette knife to create beautiful texture. This painting is hanging in my living room and I'm in no hurry to part with it :)
Beauty, Grace, Strength, Horse.. This artwork is composed of several languages stating these words collided together in English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Greek, Latin, Italian, Hebrew etc. I have 7,500 followers on my Facebook Art Page from around the world. They all have art and the horse as a common love regardless of color, race, or religion.. Art Unites!!
Another sketch! I am truly enjoying these sketches as it is helping me to grow as I step back into the raw, basic format of drawing. These sketches are amazing in person, and a black frame would add the perfect contemporary flair to any home.
It's back to the basics, and sketching away. I enjoy capturing the details of sketches that usually are covered up by oil paints. Here is the first stage, or the "Raw" format with which I start. I want to show the underlying elements to my artwork. I love this sketch and I am not sure whether to add any color or perhaps leave it as is? Hmmm.. Taking votes now on my Facebook page! Click on the link to participate.
A Colorful, Contemporary Palette Knife Horse Painting
This painting is colorful and contemporary in nature. Layers upon layers of oil paint has been applied with a palette knife to create this sculpted, detailed effect in this colorful painting. This painting takes time to complete, as the layers of paint have to dry before applying the next layer.
I am really loving this technique, and I find it somewhat addictive. I stumbled upon this effect when I painted the elk painting titled "A Call In The Night". The elk painting was my first painting in which I did not complete a painting a day. I decided that I was going to take my time to produce my work, not pressured to produce mass quantity, but rather take my time and produce rich quality.
As you can see from the photo above, there are multiple colors which blend through this painting making up the colorful composition which enrich these horses. Details of rich depth, midtones, and light complete the muscular/skeletal structure.
I try not to get the colors too rainbow like, adding subtle lighting and dark colors break up and tone down the bright colors. I am really happy with the outcome of this painting, and look forward to painting more!
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