Dante

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Sculptor: Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig

Painter: Maria Hjerppe

Medium: Oils

Completed in: 2014

This was a fun, but challenging, horse to paint. I developed his paint formula from scratch, working mostly with mixes of primary and secondary colors. I really wasn't sure what he would end up looking like, so the final result was a bit of a surprise even to me.

I did have numerous reference photos to work from, but they were mostly used for the "big ideas". This was one of those horses where I allowed myself to go with the flow a bit more than usual, and in the end it seems to have been just the right decision.