This swimming horse is an oil and encaustic painting. An encaustic painting is achieved by melting wax and varnish over a hot plate and slowing applying it while melting it with a hot gun. It's very time consuming but rewarding. I then paint my image on top of the encaustic.
Blanca is the name of my first horse that I owned in Los Angeles.
I used to work part-time for a horse ranch that swam horses for their therapy and exercise. This was in Page Springs, AZ and most of the horses were owned by professional cowboys. I took many photos of the horses swimming - for future paintings.
Framed size: 5 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 1 1/2" with a light wooden frame. No glass or plexi.
As with any art work please keep it out of the direct sunlight.