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midcoast
02-07-2012, 10:29 AM
This is a little (6"x8") oil study I did the other day...thinking of turning it into a somewhat larger piece since I like the way the colors/lighting work together. The subject is a mama moose with twins walking off into the distance at Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA. I was fortunate enough to be able to view this moose family from a safe distance for a total of about 90 minutes that morning - pretty special and something I don't get to witness every day.

Thanks for looking!

Nancy

C&C as always are welcome...


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Feb-2012/30570-TwoInTow.JPG

Kanielle
02-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Nice loose style you have there.

FarmGirl29
02-07-2012, 11:02 AM
I really like the lighting in this piece!

Colorfur Critters
02-07-2012, 02:19 PM
Really nice! Great lighting and background.

oldwomanpainting
02-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Great painting. I love the subject and the lighting.

Vanity87
02-07-2012, 06:31 PM
Very nice painting. The colors sort of pop out at you a bit.

midcoast
02-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks Kanielle - yes, the looser style is not as common on this forum :) It's an outgrowth of my plein air painting days...

Thanks Sarah and Lola!

Janet - thank you :)

Thanks vanity87...yes, I'm more of a colorist than a tonalist. My brain doesn't seem to register grays as easily as colors ;)

Nancy

Misted-Dream
02-07-2012, 08:06 PM
Wow, lovely painting Nancy! I really like those rich yellows and your light source. :)

Phranque
02-07-2012, 09:41 PM
Very nice little study! I like the colour and the lighting, too. I think it would make for a great larger work. Nice to be able to witness that. Last summer as I cycled home from work, I stopped to watch a whitetail doe and her two fawns grazing about 10 feet away from me for about 15 minutes. They kept looking at me once in a while. Such a magic moment.

chammi kaiser
02-08-2012, 03:27 AM
Great style you have Nancy. The colours are superb.

midcoast
02-08-2012, 12:51 PM
Thank you Shalese! I love painting morning lighting :)

Thanks Frank! I think we all need to experience more magic moments like yours...

Thank you Chammi!

Nancy

evartpat
02-09-2012, 11:49 AM
Beautiful lighting and color!

mburrell
02-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Do it I think it would be great larger. You might add some more space on the right giving them some field to walk in to, Maybe some small quail lifting off in the distance to pull you visually into the field and balance the group of moose. just an idea?

midcoast
02-10-2012, 05:02 AM
Thanks Pat!

Thanks for the suggestions mburrell! I'll likely do a larger piece at some point and I'll keep your suggestions in mind :)

Nancy