As an admirer and companion to many adog, I have come to realize that they show their true self when in the environment that they love most. For these 2 formidable yet friendly beasts, that would clearly be out in the woods behind there home on a crisp winter day with lots of deep fresh snow to revel in. My focus with the painting was to try and communicate some of that obvious joy these two shared with us while hiking and exploring the winter wonderland.
With one more coat of varnish to come on the frame, this substantial commissioned work is finally reaching the time where it will be hung in the client's home. With the painting I utilized an unusual arrangement of the horse and riders within the format, a landscape style, which was deemed most suitable to the wall spaced the painting would ultimately reside on. The balance of the piece is resolved by having the trunk of the great white pine leaning out to the edge of the frame opposite the riders. Lots of complimentary colours also at play here to keep the eye moving around the image and make the colours and shapes 'pop'. Looking forward to hanging this in its new home and hearing the comments to follow
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