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Newest Wildlife Painting

Postby Pooch » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:54 pm

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Decided to challenge myself a bit. I've never painted an underwater scene so I figured, let's try it. And I always see things after I post them that I hadn't noticed. I'll have to get rid of some of that green underpainting around the otter's paws. Still, I'm happy with the results.
Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Re: Newest Wildlife Painting

Postby CarlOwen » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:39 am

Very nice. I prefer sharp edges in the color boundaries in the foreground while I see you prefer to keep it soft. A painting a day? Let me know when you burn out. There is no way I could or would do a painting a day. There are times I think through for hours on a section of a painting without even touching it. I need to determine the color intensity, value, what kind of knife stroke I want and the depth of the texture before I even pick up the knife. And, sometimes it comes in a flurry without any apparent thought at all. I see this is brush work. I like the organization of movement with the otter, salmon and minnow. Also, nice color transfer between the salmon and the rocks just beneath. I assume this is acrylic. Is it?
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Re: Newest Wildlife Painting

Postby Pooch » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:04 am

Oh no. I didn't mean that I painted this in a day. I'm simply painting every day. This took about four days from start to finish. And I did more pre paint drawing on this one than I usually do. I wanted to get the composition right.
And no, not acrylics. Oils. Looks like acrylics? Is that a good or a bad thing? Lol!
Oh, and that softness in the foreground is an attempt at giving the viewer some feeling of being beneath the water. I thought it called for a little bit of murkiness. Thanks for the comments and for looking.
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