This close-up of a part of a French Carousel concentrates on the decorative features of  one of the caparisoned horses. The range of shapes, colours and patterns creates a  complex set of pictorial relationships which I have positioned very precisely to the edges  of the square canvas in order to create an exactly balanced tension between the varied elements and the whole, moving both across the picture plane and back into the  pictorial space. 
18 x 18 x ¾ in / 45.5 x 45.5 x 2.0 cm  unframed          25 x 25 x 1 in / 63 x 63 x 3.5cm  framed   The painting is protected with Gloss UV Varnish.  A white wooden frame, as illustrated, comes with this painting.  
NICK HAIS                                  ‘Caparisoned Carousel Horse’                   NH449   Acrylic on Canvas   2011                             £1,600
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