February 19, 2015

"Fred Cantor Saddle-view"

Oil on museum quality Ampersand Gessobord panel
8" x 10"

This painting has a lot of presence for its diminutive size.  I was happy with the movement of the Percheron cantoring around the ring, his mane blowing in the breeze.  One can almost feel his large hooves kicking up dirt and gravel.  I had forgotten just how challenging painting a portrait the size of a dime can be.  I have new found respect for Jean-Léon Gérôme.  

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