Favada is a broodmare bred for dressage, from Island Farm in Victoria BC (Wynton/Darwin/Flemmingh bloodlines). I visited her and her foal Mandala, last spring when I was on a road trip gathering new inspiration. I had a clear vision for this painting as I started. I felt I could express a fairly simple pose but manipulate it in a way to make it more interesting.
I knew I wanted her head to be in full focus, but the rest of the image to fall away gently, and in a subtle abstracted way. I used my handy rubber dough scraper to pull the paint into, away and across the image. Thus the slightly ‘pixelated’ effect.
I’m really quite thrilled with this painting. It’s been several years since I have worked in larger format. Viewing in person, she literally jumps off the wall, making her quite the presence in my studio. 🙂
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