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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bighorn #35

.... a bit stiff for my taste. I had a good start until I started adding paint to the bighorn. My reference photo didn't have good light. My end result doesn't have good light either. I painted this when life was really hectic and pushed through on finishing it.

6 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Elva, may I remind you that the challenge is about NOT judging the work? It's your job to create it the work, it's the viewer's job to decide if they like it, or not, and why they feel the way they do.

Turn the page and simply say NEXT!

Elva Paulson said...

NEXT!!!!!

Kristin said...

I often make the mistake of working from a bad reference photo and then you never quite have enough information to get where you want. Anyway you know what to look for in a reference next time. That said I really like the calm posture you capture in the sheep. He seems very at ease and natural. I like it.

Raje$h $ira$kar said...

:) nice

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Elva, there is so much loveliness here that it doesn't even occur to me to think of what could be different. The posture, proportions, colors, shading, and overall demeanor you convey of this regal animal all work so nicely. Composition, too. The shape and curvature of the horns are easily understood, you did such a good job with them. Pushing through paid off.

Claire M said...

I think this is really nice. I think the guy has a regal look about him. Impressive.