24x44", original oil on canvas $1100 available
A noble Lusitano stallion from Barbier Farms in California. I photographed Larapio at Liberty in an intimate light-filled arena. He gave many glimpses of his character. This painting is in homage to his regal Iberian profile.
The energy of the horse is portrayed through thick vibrant color and loose, textured brushstrokes. Full spectrum color is layer upon layer onto the canvas. I paint the spirit of the horse versus a photographic image.