30" x 30" Oil on Heavy Duty Gallery Wrap CanvasThis is a piece that I worked on for a long time, and had entered it in a juried exhibit. This is a very painterly piece, with wide brushstrokes and bold color. I loved the pose of this horse, and my inspiration was a photograph of my nephew riding during a riding competition in Illinois. I purposely left the saddle and rider out of the painting, wanting to focus on the curves and the profile of the horse. I used oil sticks to pull the painting together and give it a contemporary look. I know I changed the background several times. Thanks for looking at this blog....and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org.