This is my new favourite painting . I fell in love with the image I used as my reference from the amazingly generous photographer Karen Broemmelsick. I was one of a few who sponsored her to visit Spain, to photograph the beautiful horses there on a planned workshop, a couple of months ago.
The image I used was cut off at the ears a little, so I gave him ears and a crest on his neck. I also played with the colours to create a more dramatic feel to the painting.
Capturing the power and movement of him was exciting and I loved ever stroke of paint I put on the canvas to create this painting. He is a stunning stallion and his name is Guapeton, which is Spanish and translates to meaning handsome, which he is, don’t you think?
The power and elegance of this horse is what I wanted to capture using strong colours and I am very pleased with the result. It wasn’t particularly for anyone , it was one that I felt very drawn to paint. The stretched canvas measures 51cm x 76cm or 20”x30” and is painted in oils.
It a stunning unmounted Fine Art Reproduction on Sihl Masterclass 320gsm textured 100% Cotton Rag fine art paper. This Cotton Rag has a high archival rating and is printed with 12 colour Canon Lucia EX pigment Inks and will last over 100 years without fading if displayed correctly. The image dimensions given are of the image only and does not include the 3 cm wide boarder surrounding it .