40" x 40"
Acrylic on Textured and Gold Leaf Canvas
The "Black Stallion" painting was a commission painted for a
The painting process on this 40 x40 inch painting was different from
my regular painting surfaces. First I added a textured surface
with a palette knife and a thick compound to give the
surface lots of rough bumps and crevices.
Then my friend and co-hart in crime, Connie, helped me
apply gold leaf sheets in an abstract pattern on the surface.
After painting warm burnt sienna, gold and orange colors as a
base which toned down the gold leaf, I painted the horse from
a photo of some friends horse whose name is "Bugs".
This painting was a challenge but very exciting and fun
in so many ways. I kept the subject matter simple but there
is a lot of interest in the painting surface with
all the textures and colors.
Hope you have enjoyed the painting, the process and it's home.
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