One of my absolute favourite horse portraits to date, I recently had the opportunity to paint this gorgeous dapple grey gelding named Cadence. This beauty marks one of the larger horse commissions I’ve had the pleasure of painting to date. Measuring 20” x 24”, this portrait size gave me lots of room to tackle details and dapples alike.
Commissioned by Jennifer in Castle Pines, Colorado, I loved every minute of painting Cadence. Provided with ideal reference photos that would make any portrait artist jump for joy, it was a true pleasure to paint this beautiful hunter.
"Carolyn, this is absolutely beautiful! It truly brings him to life and your attention to detail is fantastic. I can't wait to hang this in our house, thank you again!!" – Jennifer F.
My long-standing soft spot for dapple greys came in handy as I painted numerous dapples in many shades of grey. So much to love in this piece, from the highlights in his stunning eye to his white eyelashes, and his velvety soft nose to his delicate ears.
All in all, a stunning piece Jennifer will be able to cherish for years to come.