'Hoss' was a large white gelding that belonged to some English friends of mine who live in Villa Rica, near Atlanta, Georgia. They captured this scene in a photograph and sent it to all their friends. When I saw it, I knew it could form the basis of an interesting painting, so I asked their permission to commit it to canvas.
This is the result. I have used a considerable amount of artistic licence, changing the position of the various features, such as the sun, to line up with Golden Ratios (1:1.613). However, I have not changed the horse’s pose.
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** A Studio Proof canvas print is a giclée print on canvas that is hand-embellished by the artist using the same medium as the originalpainting (usually acrylic), signed, numbered and then coated in 3 layers of UV-resistant varnish. It is then mounted on stretchers ready for framing.
*** Giclée printing is an advanced form of ink jet printing that applies a wide range of colored inks that are designed to be light-fast for at least 75 years.
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