Friday, December 17, 2010

The Stricken Stallion

This is a large (4 1/2 ft sq.)  acrylic on paper painting that I did not too long ago as part of my return to traditional media which I might add is very rewarding.  I have depicted a cornered horse that is being mishandled by a few like minded, abusive individuals.  The horse is, of course, very afraid and is lashing out especially in the face if the whip.  I'm influenced by Francisco Goya and his direct and deliberate use of lighting and color to describe the mood of an event.  A digital photo of the piece doesn't do it justice.

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