'Grazioso' means graceful in Italian which perfectly sums up this beautiful grey horse. I have chosen a cool palette and colour has a special meaning - almost a second language to me as each colour communicates to me. The colours are serene which I hope invokes a calming effect when looking at this painting. Despite the fact that the horse is moving, it's posture is considered and controlled. Ref Janina Suuronen I used Michael Harding paints on a 60x60cm canvas. This painting is also available as Limited Edition Prints on my website - www.alisonstafford.com
It's not easy to accurately draw the likeness of creatures. And to be able to capture the beauty of the movement of a wild beast is really quite amazing. I really am enjoying your series of works based on horses and hope you're able to come up with more!