This beautiful Black and White Horse Art print was drawn as part of a pair of pictures, along with ‘Dawn Raider’. As a dramatic fine art print it embodies the spirit and enjoyment of two horses working together on the gallops.
The movement of the two thoroughbreds in this black and white drawing is really brought to our attention by the use of pencil and the resulting elimination of colour. By portraying the action in black and white we are shown the horses’ form in isolation. Powerful limbs thrust forcefully against a white background as both muscular bodies are thrown into sharp relief by the plain colour of the paper. This forces the eye to focus on the subject without being distracted by the background. Whilst this is not the way we would see horses in nature it works very effectively in this piece.
This was certainly one of the more difficult pencil drawings that I have produced. To draw a grey alone is challenging but to produce such a horse in front of a bay, in monochrome, makes things far trickier. The bay must be of a darker tone than the grey because brown is naturally darker than light grey. However if the grey horse has lighter shadow than the bay it looks incorrect.
This horse art print is identical in size to the Open Edition Print 'Dawn Raider’. This means that if desired these prints may be purchased and hung as a pair. It is lovingly produced on 300gsm archival paper.
Brett is based in the South East of England and exports his art worldwide. As well as producing the original oil paintings and pencil drawings that form the core of his stunning portfolio, Brett also creates the limited edition prints and even frames them himself. He insists on using the highest quality materials, inks and archival processes available. Every piece for sale on this site has been produced by the artist himself.