Today I added the final touches to my newest painting, “Swish.”  As I have mentioned before, the final brush strokes are so small quantitatively, yet are huge in a qualitative sense.  They can change a painting from so-so to a knock-out!  (Visit post https://cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/more-works-in-progress-2/

to see the beginning process of this painting.)

"Swish" copyright Cheri Isgreen July 2014
“Swish” copyright Cheri Isgreen July 2014

This painting employs some avant guarde techniques, including a double pour with hard-edge masking.  These linear shapes contrast well with the curvy shapes and lines in the horses’ bodies and the featured tail.  The sky was splattered, not washed, from the red and blue side of my triad.  As I finished the darks, I added French ultramarine blue and just a touch of burnt sienna to achieve some saturated darks to pull this composition together.

Author: Cheri Isgreen

I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)

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