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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

7 Point Elk ~ On the easel

This drawing of a 7 point Male Elk was started some time ago.  It was set aside to finish more pressing works due at that time.  I've pulled the canvas out and started working on it again.  It will probably take some time to finish.  One, it's a 22" x 28" oil on canvas.  Two speaking of oil there is the drying time in between the coats or washes and layers upon layers of hair and other details to add.

The background will be water.  He will be standing in a river, shallow where he stands.  Rocks will be visible beneath the surface.

I had chatted with a gentlemen last year who had really wanted me to paint in a background with a familiar area.  Often paintings that evoke a memory are the ones people are more likely to purchase.   He is right of course.  However, I LOVE water and painting it.  I've yet to paint water with these elements before so I'll just proceed for now with the original concept design.    

I'd love to sell works of course, however there are particular things that draw me in and get me excited about a painting.  In this piece of course the Elk is amazing but the water being challenging at best draws the enthusiasm even higher for me.

So it's back to the easel with an oil painting this time.  I will post it's progress as soon as time allows.

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