Modern horse art print of dressage riding tempo with energy abstract paining
Modern horse art print of dressage riding tempo with abstract paint effects
Contemporary equine canvas print of dressage horse tempo in abstract style
Contemporary equine canvas art of dressage horse in modern abstract style
Contemporary equine canvas art of dressage horse in modern abstract painting
Contemporary equestrian canvas art of dressage horse in modern abstract painting

Dressage horse print “Tempo”

Regular price$360


Exploring tempo as it relates to art and riding

In art, rhythm is achieved when the elements are placed in a predictable manner so that they form a pattern. The pattern sets an order and the sequence of that order is what creates the tempo. In this case the vertical brush strokes and the paint drips create a strong sense of rhythm and their spacing and size creates the tempo.

In riding, its just the same. Rhythm is the footfalls of each gait: four beats for walk, two beats for trot, three beats for canter. Tempo is the rate of repetition of those footfalls.

This painting really does have great energy. It will always remind us of the importance of rhythm and tempo. Do you have a dull, boring wall somewhere that needs more tempo?

Prints are made from a high resolution scan of the large 48” x 36” original painting done on canvas. The contemporary abstract style was created using a variety of paints including interior flat wall paint, chalk paint and professional quality artist acrylic paint. Combining these paints allowed my to explore their qualities of texture, opaqueness and sheen levels.

This ready to hang, high resolution gallery wrap canvas horse print is hand stretched onto a deep wood frame.

Please let me know what color float frame in the notes section at check out - thanks!



Based on my own reference photo of Grand Prix rider Heather Robertson Morris, riding my horse; Vancouver aka Nemo. This was just a little tune up ride which gave me the chance to take some photos for painting reference.

We offer free shipping for all prints delivered to Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. Allow approx 2 weeks for delivery. Delivery times vary based on size of the print and your location. If you are looking to ship outside of these areas please contact us.

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Horse print collection - dressage and hunter jumper

A horse art collection starts with just one horse print!

Thank you! Your beautiful art arrived on schedule! Already thinking I may need to start a collection!

R. Cartwright

Print arrived! It looks amazing. Quality and framing is really great. I look forward to adding another in my office

J. Cameron

The painting arrived! WOW even more gorgeous in person!! Thank you!!

G. Mercer
equestrian artist designer rider Vanessa Whittell paints horses


Born in the UK and having grown up in very horsey areas of Canada – Vanessa Whittell has been riding horses since she was three.


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