This is an original mixed media painting of a horse head hitching post on Bourbon St. in New Orleans, Louisiana. The horse hitching posts were originally used to "hitch" or tie a person's horse so that they could galavant around town running errands or grabbing cocktails. However, these days, they have a dual purpose of adding old-world charm and keeping cars from parking on the sidewalk!
These horse posts can be seen all over New Orleans. They stand 42 inches tall and are made of sturdy cast iron, making them one of the staple details of New Orleans.
This photo was mounted to a textured paper background, mounted to a wooden panel, then enhanced with acrylic paint, CrayPas, and Oil Pastels. Shown for its intricate ornamentation and fine details, the multiple lively colors bring out the character and pizazz of the area in which it is located. The fine glitter detail on the painting is original to this specific horse hitch and can be seen when visiting him in person on Bourbon Street. As the bright colors bleed into the complimentary white background, one appreciates the horse's natural shape and detail.
Mixed Media: Paper on wood panel, with Acrylic, CrayPas, and Oil Pastel
Original Painting Size: 26"W x 32" H x 2" D - no longer available.
Print options are available for this piece in two sizes: Full-size and half-size prints.
Full Print: 20" W x 30" H
Half Print: 12" W x 18" H
The original is a one-of-a-kind mixed media painting. All Paper Prints are photo prints from the original.
Perfect addition to your entryway, breakfast nook, or bar.
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