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LarrySeiler
02-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Started tonight...16" x 20" on linen gallery wrap...
concept...a large mature whitetail buck will be visible near the lower right third of rules juncture point. Three-quarter turn looking out toward the right...

Typical of an oak ridge in Wisconsin...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session1.jpg


and this piece...a plein air of a local river...came off the wall, and added a pair of ruffed grouse in flight, calling it..."Great Escape"...
a trait of upland birds is to use a river as a barrier...feeding on one side, first sign of danger taking flight to a remote spot across the river...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/532-ruffedgrouse_mar12.jpg

This one will be donating this work to the Ruffed Grouse Society this year for a banquet fund raiser...and will once more be the featured artist present.

Misted-Dream
02-17-2012, 12:33 AM
Really wonderful pieces here! Love your expressive strokes and rich colors. These paintings both have wonderful atmospheres.

Jayde
02-17-2012, 02:54 AM
I look forward to seeing the white tailed buck finished. Your Great Escape painting is beautiful!

FarmGirl29
02-17-2012, 12:19 PM
I agree with the others. Both Lovely paintings. I enjoy your style:)

LarrySeiler
02-18-2012, 10:33 AM
thanks everyone..

Bit more work yesterday...added a scrape beneath what would be a "licking branch" on a nearby oak...and bedded down, alert just beyond is a mature buck. Checking wind for scent, perhaps hearing something approaching? Is the scrape his...or a competitor?

Still a work in progress...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session2.jpg

wildlifeart89
02-18-2012, 02:10 PM
Lovely work! I love your style. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive, and then colors are so true to life. I really admire your reflections in the plein air piece.:)
Paige

LarrySeiler
02-18-2012, 02:13 PM
Thank you Paige....very kind...

Barb'sArt
02-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Ohhh NICE! Lovely loose style and am in love with the Plein Air!
Watching you work, with anticipation!

LarrySeiler
02-18-2012, 02:31 PM
thanks Barb...

artsask
02-18-2012, 04:14 PM
Love the picture of the grouse.

LarrySeiler
02-18-2012, 05:02 PM
thanks...

online art
02-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Fully understand your intentions with this piece and I wait with eager anticipation, but so far, to me, the stick by the buck's eye is not reading right on screen - your the expert though.

LarrySeiler
02-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Fully understand your intentions with this piece and I wait with eager anticipation, but so far, to me, the stick by the buck's eye is not reading right on screen - your the expert though.


thanks Jason...naw...I've more or less surrendered such allusions of such expertise I think...almost embarrasses me now. Was important when I was much younger...but such and .75cents will buy a cup of coffee maybe! hahaha... Just a painter is all...and one that enjoys the privilege to help others aspiring.

Sometimes it is the thing that "bugs" us...that creates the tension. And such a moment of one walking up a ridge would experience that moment. IF you believe you saw the buck first...the question is...did he see you or no? Is the stick enough to cloak your entering into possible view? Animals look each other in the eye...does he think he is more the hidden for that one small popple?

Would we, the viewer wish to look around that popple to see him more in the eye, but...would that not reveal our position and presence?

Something of a mind game. Perhaps not the ideal that folks might prefer...but as one that spends a lot of time pursuing whitetail...the less than ideal appealed to me for such reasons.

I'm actually entertaining one or two more smaller popples to obscure him a bit more...still in all that playing mode here...

thanks... :wave:

online art
02-21-2012, 05:15 AM
Understand, looking forwards to an update then :)

evartpat
02-21-2012, 09:12 PM
Wonderful painterly style! :)

LarrySeiler
02-21-2012, 09:47 PM
thanks...

here after today...added few more trees, plus some painting on the sides since this is gallery wrap...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session3.jpg

and the corner views...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session3_rtcorner.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session3_lftcorner.jpg

JennyMK
02-21-2012, 10:10 PM
I really love your colors in the whitetail painting.

LarrySeiler
02-22-2012, 05:11 PM
I really love your colors in the whitetail painting.


thanks Jenny...

I decided to revamp and overhaul my idea...


painted the buck out...worked up the distance a bit...and will be trying to work a silhouette more idea of the deer in...less obvious still..

LarrySeiler
02-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Okay...here's the painting after I painted out the bedded buck...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/532-saukcounty_absentbuck.jpg

Here now two pics...the new buck..and really enjoy his posturing and attitude in this.

I labored to get the anatomical structure, the values...depth illusion right, but with only the necessary brushwork...which the closeup should reveal...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck_session4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/532-saukcountybuck4_closeup.jpg