Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Friday, June 11, 2010

Back to Re-work

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For the past few weeks I have neglected my painting because I have been enjoying Summer's vitality. The one new painting I have been working on is not coming out well.
Last week I picked up some older painting from a gallery that has closed it's doors. They are pretty good paintings over all, but I'm always trying to give them a new look.
Alaska Wild, 20x16", old version.
This photo looks more squat because I used the new camera to photograph it. The main changes I made were to the wolve's faces, and the sky.
This is one that I particularly like. The main problem I have with it are the rocks in front of the Wolverine.
The new rocks still dont look right. I can't seem to be able to make them look good. The color of this photograph more closely matches the color of the painting. Lair of the Skunk Bear, 16x20"
I only added a few minor highlights to the bird's wings. River Patrol, 16x20" The actual painting has much richer colors.
No changes were made to this 8x10" Snowshoe Bunny. There were also no changes made to the next two paintings.
The Old Bear, 9x12"
Cold, 11x14" I like this one too.

3 comments:

teresa stieben said...

The snowy owl is very eye catching, I like the elusive feeling you have captured, This winter was the first time I was able to photograph one and it had the back of its head painted as it apparently was relocated away from the airport. They put bright pink on the head so they know if it returns during the season.

john said...

Teresa, thank you for your comment. I love the rooster painting you just posted. I would love to be able to see the effects of the gold underpainting in life.

teresa stieben said...

It really a wonderful little painting, most of the gold shows through on the left of the rooster, the areas that look shinny. It is such a challenge to photograph art as you well know, let alone a glittery paint. I have so many layers of feathers on the rooster that it obliterates the underpainting but I do believe it effects the final outcome.