Media: acrylic on BFK Rives white paper
Overall size: 22 in. x 30 in.
My first and latest proper painting for the year. I’ve forgotten the elation that results from completing a painting and one that I feel quite content with.
The painting has many loose references and inspirations. One of them being based on a dream where I was on horseback leading my cavalry into some unknown battle. The environs and feel of the dream felt quite modern day. All of our uniforms were white. So were our horses. (So blood can be seen better?) The next thing I knew, I fell weightlessly to the earth’s soil. One of the men quickly dismounts his horse and huddles over the body. I watched my own death scene. The painting does not depict this entirely. Instead, it portrays one of the individuals in the death scene.
For the painting, I decided to change horse’s coat to black with a stylish manicured white mane. The male figure sports a white hooded attire (not a uniform) that I had came across in a fashion editorial. I added the black stripes as a personal detail.
Below are some of the progress behind this particular untitled piece. I’ve only given it a nickname based on a music track that played during my progress (more after the jump).