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My sister painted this of a friends horse.

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Hmm, if I was her, I would have picked more of a green shade than red for the background. Since its a red bay, it just seems to dissolve into the background. But its still a gorgeous piece!
 

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Wow! I love it! I personally think that the red background was a good choice because red is more of an emotive color... But I think that horse is so awesome that it would look good on any background color! Haha
 

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Beautiful, absolutely stunning your sister is one very talented girl!
The red works perfectly with the bay, I do the same thing when i work in pastel, using the paper colour to draw out a colour in the coat of the subject. I use blue for chestnuts, because I use so much blue in the shadows and it draws it out, people think it is a strange way to go, but it pulls the drawing off the page so much better than putting it on a black or white background.
Your sister certainly knows how to use varying colours in a work.
 
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