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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
Acrylic paste & Paint on Stretched canvas. Colour continues onto the sides of this canvas. Ready to hang.
Flight is a painting with a long history in my studio! I painted it, but wasn't happy with it, so it languished with other unfinished canvases. In the initial colouring the background was fairly plain and the horse was somewhat 'floating' on the canvas and it wasn't the energy I was going for! Obviously it is difficult to 'anchor' the image when there is no ground as such, especially in an abstract piece, but it needed something so was put aside.
After working on other pieces in the meantime, I realised that the horse and the background had to be more 'one' and they needed to be lively because I was trying to portray the free, fearless 'flight' of a horse in motion.
I introduced more colour to the background and then brushed with white, the white highlighted the texture of the pastework to give more dimension.
I love the multiple layers of colour and the raw texture on this piece of work now.
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