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Combining Realism With Abstraction

image size 12"x12" - soft pastel

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my intentions/resolutions/goals for 2014 is to unify the division in my work...  to integrate my acrylic and pastel styles into a third style that allows the best of both to come together.  A semi-abstract style seems most appropriate. 

This is the third piece in the series of exploration and experimentation of a semi-abstract approach to  horses in pastel... 

While traveling in northern New Mexico to observe and photograph the Monero mustangs 2 years ago, I took the photo that I used as reference for this painting.  The horses were very intent on whatever they were looking at, which I could not see.   

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