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Acrylic impasto on stretched canvas

8″ × 10″

Mustangs at play, in the wild, seems to evoke such a passion for freedom and oneness with nature. I love painting wild horses without any human contact as they are definitely very different in character and persona.

Reference photo by the awesome Kent Keller

Tags

mustangs, horses, equines, fighting, playing, stallions, wild, wild horses, impressionism, realism, emotive, expressive, movement, action, gold paint, impasto

Comments

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Lovely work Tahnja! Especially love the dynamic and graceful movement of the golden mane of the right fellow; reminds me of a lady flipping her hair – I guess the one on the left must be in awe :)

  • Haha love the comment of a lady flippingher hair lol..I like that! Though they are stallions and are fighting which is why I gave them my warrior stripes on their shoulders. And it takes a lot of angles to get the right one to catch the gold paint properly….but is so worth the effort coz the gold paint is my signature style and ties all my work together.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment

    – Tahnja

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, your horses just keep getting cooler and cooler. Love the textures and bits of gold. Wonderful composition.

  • Thank you so much Cindy! That’s a wonderful compliment. I try to pick the best photos to suit what I like to paint and i’ve been very blessed that some of the greatest photographers permit me to work from their images.
    Really appreciate your feedback my friend

    – Tahnja

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 1 year ago

    Fantastic artwork. Love it!

  • Thank you so much Kat

    – Tahnja

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Wow, the excitement! Wonderful art piece Tahnja. Blessings Sister Tahnja.

  • Lots of action huh? lol Thank you darling lady!

    – Tahnja

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    LOL, of course. :))))) Hugs. – Ann

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 1 year ago

    Incredible work Tahnja!!! So beautiful! Love the warrior stripes and the gold in the manes.

  • Thank you Kent…..LOVE how you caught the amazing moment between them…always an honour to paint from your stunning work :o)

    – Tahnja

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...5 months ago

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