Small palette knife painting.

Many mornings I in my studio looking out the window and seeing these horses trying to get in the shade by the cedar trees. Several time I have wanted to paint the horses standing behind the trailer, this morning I decided to paint them. I was trying to capture the morning light. As they stood there it amazed me how dark it was where the cedar was in shadow and how as the light hit they glowed.  I also used a lot of palette knife. I started with a brush to lay out the composition and values, then I begin the pallet knife work keeping my colors clean. This is a 6×9 painting on Ampersand Gesso Board. I like the gesso board on very small painting but on larger painting I like oil primed linen.

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