Portrait of a Horse

Portrait of a Horse is painted in acryl gouache on  Graphic Film. It is ACEO size 3.5 x 2.5 inches. This was a commission. I didn't meet the horse. I had a number of photos and I knew that the horse was very well loved. It was my second painting in acryl gouache. First I bought a couple of colours: a burnt umber and dark blue and experimented with a painting of a blackbird painted on graphic film. I enjoyed it so much that I bought a lot more colours including some with metallic flecks. I used some of them in this portrait, including red bronze on the horse's neck. I had to tone it down a bit but it was fun.