Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
June 25, 2024   1:14 pm NL Time

Equine Spring

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Equine Spring


Status of Original Painting – Sold at Charity Auction

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 12.75 x 20  inches

Price: $1,200

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches


It’s the middle of winter and a seemingly endless pandemic, so what better than a cheerful image of spring and a lovely horse who wants your attention?

I’ve always enjoyed painting horses and wildlife. Contrasts are a must for me in any artwork that I do, and this one features many contrasting elements. Such aspects make the brushwork more challenging and interesting for me, and lead to a result that I’m more likely to be pleased with. I find myself looking forward to painting the different and disparate textures or colors within each new artwork, and seeing how they contrast against each other.  If instead a painting features endless evergreen trees, I’m likely to find that tedious after a while.

In “Equine Spring” the contrasts include the blurred background vs. the sharply focused horse and fence, the many textures of the horse (hide, mane, and whiskers) versus the aging wood and flowers, dark black shadows vs. the bright flowers and sheen on the horse’s hide, and nature vs. man-made elements.

My thanks to Connie Gaube who allowed me to work from her reference photograph, and to Lisa Samways who suggested the title.

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