Today this gorgeous little artwork was personally delivered at my door. It is absolutely gorgeous!
This is a mini Batman painted by the talented and creative Astrid from www.horsegraphics.no. After 50 attempts with the palette knife and acrylic paint, the perfect little rearing Batman came to life. I first saw Astrid’s paintings on Facebook this summer, and emailed her directly. I wanted one!
The paintings are made with a palette knife and acrylic paint on Hahnemühle paper, with swift and confident movements to give the horses the right energy, Astrid explains. They quickly take form with just a few strokes of the knife, but sometimes they require an extra touch-up to get just the right look. Many horses are discarded in this quick process, but with this technique, a lucky few get the very special something that make them unique; and so they can be elegant, powerful, bold or cheeky.
It is incredible to see how much the small details matters!
What do you think of the painting? I can barely wait to find a special place for it in my apartment.
Peace, love and Friesian hugs,
Batman & Matilde