Here's a painting I've been working on for a while now, and I just finished it a couple of days ago. It's for a contest in October, so I'm glad I was able to finish it in time.
I'm actually quite happy with how this one turned out. This one is 16" X 14" Acrylic on masonite. Refs were a combination of my own and some from the RIL on WetCanvas.
This piece placed in the top 50 of the international contest, America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art I, and went on tour with the other 49 pieces throughout the country in 2013.
Now I come back on, and one of the first things I see is this...this beautiful, beautiful image...
This is beautiful however! I love the light that you captured in the mountains and the trees. The elk's hide is quite accurate as well! I do have a critique for you... So I'm a bit of a nerd here, but the sage brush you depicted in the foreground should have some holes near the top where the leaves are thinner. So that you can see through some parts. haha.. Just something I instantly notice, don't mind me tho.. It's awesome!!
I had a lot of fun painting his hide, and for a change, the whole painting actually turned out how I had imagined it (which never seems to happen as often as I like, haha). And thanks for the critique! I honestly love any and all critique because it helps you see things for future paintings as well as areas you can improve on. So thanks for that!
Haven't had one for almost six years now. Ann Voskamp's Website is an absolute joy to discover! This entry on her Blog is fabulous, but make sure to have Kleenex on hand when you read it. Brings on wonderful tears of joy!
Haven't been very good about keeping up on DeviantARt. Very far behind in my correspondence and in telling you how much I like Teton Splendor. Absolutely beautiful!
Have a grand New Year! Love, Barb
Ah, that's okay! Everybody gets busy now and then. And thank you very much! I had a lot of fun with this one.
Hope your new year is grand as well!