Thursday, May 24, 2007

Finished...Beefed Up Values...whitetail buck oil

8"x 10"

not much time today...but wanted to add a bit more to the
background and bring this to a finishing...

here a couple closeups...

as an extra, went out jogging last night, and I tend to run
on off the beaten path, trails that lead into forests and such,
and came upon and startled a young wolf. I guessed the
wolf to be perhaps about seven or eight months of age. Only
my second time in the wild to come upon a wolf, the last
being a larger black wolf in NW Wisconsin two falls ago.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Excercise in Brevity- Whitetail Oil Sketch

8"x 10" pumice panel

Was just dying to take a break from end of year classroom
teacher stuff to lay some paint down, and had about 20-30
minutes. Premixed some paint and did this quick sketch of
a buck. Not quite finished...but,

I wanted to push the mandate to say as much as possible
with as little paint as necessary. Such requires mixing up the
right color and value on the palette so that no tweaking or
adjusting is necessary on the painting. Lay the stroke in, and
leave it. Such also requires having some confidence that you
know your subject well enough to leave well enough alone!

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