A portrait of a grey dressage horse and rider

Power and Grace
59 x 59cms image size
Framed Oil

I created this portrait as a sample portrait to show what can be done. here is the original photo I took at a dressage event.

A photo of a grey dressage horse

The original reference photo

I was impressed by this horses  powerful stride and decided to accentuate that in the portrait and make the front of the horse the important part of the painting with the rider secondary. I corrected his head carriage so he wasn’t overbent , raised his foreleg even more and had the girl looking ahead rather than down.

The framed painting

The framed painting

The painting on the wall.

The painting on the wall.

Some closeup details that don’t photograph well in a larger version-

Detail of the horses head.

Detail of the horses head.

Detail of the riders face

Detail of the riders face

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