Another “unveiling”

Remember this?

Remember this?

The “giftee” returned from abroad this month and received the stall plaque for her horse, Ekko–so now I can reveal what the horse looks like. This stall plate is different from previous ones in that it is a head portrait instead of the whole horse running freely. As an amusing side note, I had to recreate the tips of his ears for his portrait because they were missing in the original reference photo! I was particularly pleased at how well the background came out. It can be tricky trying to recreate in oil paint what a camera lens does so nicely–“bokeh”, or that lovely blurred effect. So, here you go–

"Ekko", oil and acrylic on pine board

“Ekko”, oil and acrylic on pine board

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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One Response to Another “unveiling”

  1. this is terrific! i’m sure the ‘giftee’ was very pleased. if i had a horse i’d hire you to paint it!

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