Horse Portrait, Arizona, “Raz”

Horse Portraits, Paintings

Oh, what can I say about Raz other than I enjoyed every single minute of painting him! He was a bit of a challenge, but I had lots of great photos to work with to get every spot in the right place. He was a joy!

I removed his bridle and saddle for the portrait and softened the shadows. The client wanted him on the lush green background with the trees and mountains, so I simplified that a bit so it wouldn’t distract from the subject. Overall I changed the composition from the photo and darkened the sky to make Raz the focal point and jump out of the painting.

Medium: Horse Portrait in Acrylic
Size: 24″ x 18″
horse-painting-final

horse portrait reference

This is the main photo I used to paint Raz

horse portrait reference

This one I used for the background

Jackie loves it! It's phenomenal.
– Austin