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Morning Serenade by Misted-Dream Morning Serenade by Misted-Dream
This is one of the little pieces I just finished for the small works auction in a few weeks. I tried glazing it to get a more yellow tint over the whole thing, but I discovered that I needed a transparent oil color and not the opaque ochre that I used. So I left it as is once I fixed the details after screwing it up slightly. I'm quite pleased with this one (the elk especially) and will probably make a larger version of this piece with a more blue-ish gray tint instead of the warm browns and yellows.

5" X 6" Oil on masonite. For the most part, no refs used. By the way, without fullviewing it, the image is just slightly larger than actual size.

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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Another beautiful one.  Love the breath.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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heracho Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Excellent, thank you
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it ! :hug:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the mystic atmosphere of this!

The sounds that elk make are really funny, it always cracks me up that these huge, intimidating animals give such high-pitched squeaks :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Haha, yes it's interesting what noises some animals make. :P I'd love to hear an elk bugle in person some day.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Canīt believe youīd never heard elk when you draw them a lot :D

Iīve heard that several times in a zoo... When I first heard it I thought it was a bird or something....didnīt expect such a noise coming from a deer :rofl:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, I know! Though, the only time I've ever seen elk in person was in Yellowstone, and we went in the early summer when they're not in the rut, so they wouldn't really make much for sound. ;)
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
same here, I also went to YNP when it was summer..
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Great job.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
You're very welcome :D
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I still love how you draw Elks! Absolutely great!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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VadeWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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Matriart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
very beautiful! So realistic=D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! The mane is very pretty, and the body position is painted very nicely. I love the misty background as well!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it. :)
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Blackwolfoffireworks Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome C:
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That...is...amazing!!! :D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
:D I always smile when I see new work from you in my inbox.
I can see why you opted for an ochre-ish glaze - glazes can be evil! Sometimes an opaque one can be okay if applied really thinly, but if there's too much white in it for example, it can obliterate details. I ruined a painting of mine with glazes and had to start all over again!! Not fun times!
I'm glad you were able to salvage this. Beautiful work as always, and I love the atmosphere.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you! (The same goes for you, by the way. ;))
Yes, I unfortunately learned that too late. My very dull knowledge of oils in general (I've never used any mediums, just the paint and mineral spirits) probably could've been sharpened a bit before I attempted something like that. :XD: I now know the purpose of transparent paints! I also learned my paints are student grade, not artist grade, so when I can afford some, I'd like to get more professional oils. What kind do you use? A professional artist I really admire uses Rembrandt and her pieces are incredible (Patricia Pepin)!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Hehe. ;)
I use Windsor and Newton Artisan watersolubles. They're not quite artist grade either, but for me they work just fine. I have enough expenditure as it is without having to pay for super expensive paints :lol:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, okay. I haven't heard much about them, but I know W&N in general has pretty good stuff. Lol, it's true. Have you looked into getting grants?
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I haven't, maybe I should. I don't know much about it all really!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm just learning about it too, but if you have a local arts council or something in your area, they might know more about it.
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I know the arts council here has had to make huge cuts, so there is even more a lack of funding for the arts now. :(
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whendt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Now thats a cool picture
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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whendt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome
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DeathByAnArrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful use of colour, and a great attention to detail on such a small (well, sort of. not a large) canvas.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Jessy189 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This is great!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Jessy189 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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diems Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very nice! this made me stare at it for minutes.... it's great
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad to hear you like it. :aww:
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Western-Artistry Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I really like the depth you've created in this painting, very nice
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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Western-Artistry Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
you are very welcome
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, so much detail for a small painting. Gorgeous as usual!!
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I appreciate it. :)
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Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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hennap Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! It is so beautiful:heart:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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