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3 Beat

3 Beat

Medium: Torn rice paper collage and acrylic on canvas


Size: 30 x 40 inches

I was inspired by Susan Rothenberg’s large horses on a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art exhibit prior to painting this. My goal was to represent the anatomy of the horse with accuracy yet create a simplistic approach to the composition. I only used 2 colors and an irredescent tone. The colors used are a deep orange and deep blue. I incorporated an orange highlight to give the effects of light coming from the top upper corner. In my paintings, I use a limited pallet to create color harmony. I was taught that mixing colors creates a complex and unified feel to the paintings. I think this painting achieved the initial intention of simplicity and harmonizing through limited color usage.