Friday 28 February 2014

New Forest Ponies 2

When I painted New Forest Ponies 1 - a 7 x 5" acrylic on canvas board - it was always my intention to reuse the source image for a bigger, palette knife oil. It took me almost a year and a half to do it, but here is the result.

I've changed the composition a little, but it is recognisable as being from the same source. The foal was missing from the first painting purely because he didn't fit! The newer painting deliberately dispenses with the foreground tree trunk in the bottom left, but I do like the twistiness of the tree on the right in the first version; the new view of the right-hand tree is a bit less interesting.

Here they are together:

Left: acrylic/brush/small, right:  oil/knife/bigger

New  Forest Ponies 2
Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

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