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The heat of the day

The horse in this picture is the sister painting to the one I did before. It has a quieter atmosphere and it represents my love of the Mediterranean breeds of horse. The Spanish, French and Italian horses just seem to exude power and intelligence with elegance. The history of these breeds is a fascinating subject, one that I may go into at a later date. But for now just completing a painting that captures the heat of the day is my objective. I like to leave the background in this simmering way. It allows the eye to see imaginary things!