The Dark Horse

Debra Keirce


The Dark Horse is an original oil painting by  Debra Keirce.  The painting measures  16″  x  20″ with the  frame measuring  20″ x  24″, frame included.


Allegorical still life paintings are a joy to paint. The 17th century Dutch master artists excelled at this, and I am so inspired by their work. 

Who is the dark horse in this chess game? The one that light can't pass through, the one with a confident stance? Will he or she make a move that is a game changer? Or will a simple pawn end the game for the horse? 

As much as we strategize and put our best moves into the game of life, it is still unpredictable. It's anyone's game.

This painting has been juried into still life shows at The Mansion at Strathmore in MD, the art center in Staunton, VA, The Regions Bank show in the Montgomery, AL art guild.

Category: Contemporary

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