This portrait was commissioned by the owner of "Mist" for her friend in Texas. Sam is a gorgeous Tennessee Walking Horse/Arabian mix. She has the richest color coat I've ever seen on a horse! The painting arrived at its new home today, and Relda, the rider, is happy ~ so ~ that makes me happy!
24"x 30" acrylic on stretched portrait canvas.
I used purple/white for an underpainting. This was confusing to folks that walked by, causing them to think it was going to be a purple horse! :D
Acrylics do make it easy to start and stop without too much fuss.
As I moved away from the subject to the edge of the canvas, the landscape became less detailed.
At this point, I met with the buyer, and a few adjustments were needed. I removed some grass from directly behind the rider, and opened Sam's eye. It was hard to tell if the eye was just in the shadows like the riders profile.
24"x 30" acylic on canvas SOLD