"Millie" is sister to Bailey in my 101 Pet Portraits in 101 Days. Their pet mom is Carol Crowder. With Millie I stayed bright with burnt oranges and yellows. The dark areas are the purples. Millie also has a bit of a large negative space as I mentioned with Bailey, so I used the stamping of the honeycomb design to break up the negative space and give it a bit of pattern; which gives it the illusion of more texture. This adds interest to this fauvist depiction of this beautiful horse!
It was not important to me to give a photo realistic view of Millie's bridle...to give an impression of a thing is often more powerful...this was also so with Bailey. I wanted to focus on Millie, and to have given a realistic version of the bridle would have taken a little away from her since it is on her face...thus my decision.
Millie in her display glory! The easel I found at Hobby Lobby, and the frames I purchased through pictureframes.com. I'm not thrilled with their shipping prices, but if you watch you can get deals; it shows in the upper left corner.
Black Floater Frame
Gold Leaf Floater Frame
Maple Floater Frame