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Postby kellydangerfield » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:24 pm


This is an oil painting I'm currently working on. The painting (American Buffalo) is 24" X 30". It's not quite complete. I wanted to get everyone's opinions before I proceed any further. Sorry, there is some glare on the photo because it is still wet. Thanks.

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Postby DLKeur » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:50 pm

It's very good. I like it as is. The eyes are perfect, and the whole effect very pleasing...except for one issue I'll mention at the last of this post.

Not knowing your intentions, I hesitate to say anything at all, as, it is good as it stands, or could, if going for photo-realism, use a deal of finishing. My only comment negatively is, for my eye, the loop of hide/hair on the left is distracting.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:40 pm

Hi Kelly, it's very nice as it is, but not as unique and outstanding as your deer with the surreal background. If you could adopt that style to a whole series of your works, it would be truly remarkble and unique. Just my two cents, Erika
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:54 am

Well, DL, if ya hadn't said anything I wouldn't have noticed but true,
the loop is distracting. Otherwise a beautiful, sensitive rendering. E
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Postby kellydangerfield » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:34 am

Thanks for pointing that out. Sometimes I stay too true to my reference material and forget about the effect of some details. I have removed the curl of hair and now the viewers eye stays more toward the face/point of interest.

Thanks again.
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Postby Carmelo » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:30 pm

That's an impressive view and a fine painting. I like for sure.
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