Brown Horse in Landscape

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I have been working like crazy and have a new horse portrait to share. None of the landscape existed in the reference photo, which was rather old. 

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I started this commission by removing the figure and painting in the missing sections of the body and the limb. I noticed the pretty gold hues in the hooves and decided to play it up even more by creating a landscape that has some bushes with orange, gold foliage. The original stance of the horse looked a bit odd and therefore it was placed on a slope. Slowly, everything came together and now this horse looks like it has always stood in the landscape. Here are some close-up shots of the painting. 

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The original photo had nothing but black for the eyes, with a bit of added highlight and reconstructive painting the eye is back and this lovely horse can gaze back at it's owner again. 

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By varying the amount of paint heavy versus soft the illusion of a real landscape is created. Right now the painting is drying and soon it will be on it's way to it's new home.

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