View Full Version : Forest Edge...12"x 20" WIP

03-03-2012, 07:35 PM

Started a new painting...quick blockin of masses of a field forest edge...with intentions of painting in a mature whitetail buck...inside the treeline calculating risks of running across the open area. Perhaps a narrowed area of the field, maybe a creek bottom to the right we cannot see.

Something would be threatening to the buck to take such a risk. The buck will appear incidental to the landscape painting itself...very likely would require a good eye to look at the work a couple times before noticing the buck. This...is really the nature of such an encounter which will make it fun for me...

If you missed it...I recently painted this one, 20"x 24" of a mature buck on an oak ridge...a scrape and rub in the foreground...and the narrative begs us to ask...is this a buck checking his territorial marker, or one that is encroaching what belongs to another?


03-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Beautiful. I love the colors and atmosphere in your work. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

03-03-2012, 11:11 PM
Thanks Paige... :)

03-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Love how the buck blends in

03-04-2012, 09:49 AM
thanks Karen...

03-04-2012, 12:05 PM
These both look great! I love your previous painting at the bottom and I love how this current one is looking so far. It's always nice when there's a little something "extra" in a painting that makes the viewer look at it more.

03-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Thanks Shalese...nicely said...appreciated

03-07-2012, 09:47 PM

started to work in a buck today...and will be adding more brush, trees, limbs to hide him a bit more...

may do some alterations on the buck as well...and also, did a bit more with the field, textures..etc.,

here's a close up of the deer..


Nonie Wideman
03-07-2012, 10:19 PM
:clap: :clap: such a real feel,, one feels lucky to have spotted the buck

03-07-2012, 10:22 PM
thanks Nonie.. :)

Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 10:48 PM
Larry it's good to see something from you. I've hunted monster bucks for 30 years amd ypu dead on. Most of my big bicks have beem taken durring archery in thick cover. I like the looseness of you brush. The lay of the land is reveling your woodsmanship. Great job. I like seeing ypur work anytime.

chammi kaiser
03-08-2012, 02:09 AM
I am so enjoying your paintings these days Larry. Love the energy in the brushstrokes. This one is looking really good. Like the way the animal blends into its environment.

03-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Very nice painting Larry I ll check later

03-08-2012, 09:30 AM
thanks everyone...will be interesting even for me to see where this goes... :lol: :wave:

03-08-2012, 09:47 AM
Love the looseness of style Larry, exciting to watch this one progress!:thumbsup:

03-08-2012, 04:31 PM
thanks Barb.. L)

03-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Your work is always such a treat Larry. I really love your brushwork.

03-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Thanks Frank...

03-08-2012, 09:41 PM

bit more work today...knifing in smaller branches, sapplings...some work on foreground grasses, foliage...and a bit more skyholes in the trees..

Dave Hawk
03-09-2012, 08:40 AM
All you need now is a bow hunter in the big tree breaking his neck to see the buck. LOL I like this. Nice Job.

03-09-2012, 09:13 AM
I have...or should say, Dave...my son has ideas for me...hahaha...some fun things that do happen outdoors...yes! :)

03-10-2012, 05:54 AM
Nice to see your work again Larry, and you've lost nothing!! Excellent.

By the way, how good is your son!! His work is absobloominlutely incredible!!

03-10-2012, 09:25 AM
thanks Patrick...
Jason is IMO a phenom..! Of course I may be biased as his father...but trying to impartially speak hee heee....much talented!!! :)