I am working on my “loose painting” technique. For years I was creating very detailed paintings. Lately I decided to switch from dozens of my small brushes to few large and to paint spontaneously with big and strong brush strokes.
The hardest part for me is to stop my painting in time. I have to remind myself: do not add to many details, do not overwork it!
Today I am sharing my fresh painting , the first in my new series of Horse paintings (one of my favorite animals ). It is a stylized portrait of an American Quarter horse.
I wrapped up the painting as soon as I saw the right character and the mood I was after. It is 16’’x20’’mixed-media painting on cotton stretched canvas: acrylics and oil pastels. I like how pastels add some texture. Canvas is stapled from the back. All sides are painted dark brown. I still managed to make all those fine lines, even I really wanted to achieve more abstract look.
I took picture of the painting, which is still wet on my easel. It will be available at my online Etsy shop.
Thank you for looking!