Snow Day

Acrylic wildlife painting of a horse running through snow
Acrylic on Canvas – 11 x 14 inches – $175
It’s been a while since I’ve done any animal paintings, so I wanted to try another.  This piece was inspired by all the snow we’ve had here recently.  At first, I created a more detailed background, but when it detracted from the horse’s form and movement, I simplified it.  This inspired me to also simplify the color palette and give the illusion that the horse was a part of the snow itself.  I really enjoyed accentuating that illusion and may try a similar piece with water in the future.
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