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Deano
07-21-2013, 06:49 PM
Thanks for the great pics this week, Lin! :clap:

I wasn't too sure about painting such a dark character as the Angus but, thought it'll be a good challenge. The shadow of the ear across the shoulder really was what caught my interest.

This is oil on an acrylic toned canvas panel. First I covered the gessoed panel with a thinned alizarin crimson. Then I painted in the dark shadowy ares with black gesso. I have an image of this prepared panel on my blog, here (http://deanos-den.blogspot.com/).

C&C welcome. Thanks for checking me out and commenting! :)

Done in about 2 hrs.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/34493-DSCN4023.JPG

Close ups
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/34493-DSCN4024.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2013/34493-DSCN4025.JPG

artsy_lissa
07-21-2013, 06:56 PM
:) Love your media use and tight crop. Congrats on another nicely done piece... You give me things to think about in my work. ~Lissa

Lakish
07-21-2013, 07:18 PM
Love the rich, deep tone created by the process you mentioned...Have so much to learn!!

kish

crispur2005
07-21-2013, 09:11 PM
It worked a treat, I especially like how you allowed the crimson to peep through and that shadow adds the oomph.

connievanwinssen
07-22-2013, 04:16 AM
You caught his head and expression perfectly!:)

Kitty69
07-22-2013, 04:22 AM
Great painting!

surob
07-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Bravo!!!! Great painting.

breadmerchant
07-22-2013, 10:08 AM
Very nice effect Deano...like it alot!

justjean
07-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Wonderful, shape, colours and texture :thumbsup:

oldrockchick
07-22-2013, 04:14 PM
Great the way you have done this... I love the warm glow... you certainly brought the colours out of the dark with this one.
Interesting idea, looks iridescent... I'll check the blog out tomorrow... It's very very hot & humid here and can't wait to put this lap top down.... think a storm is due I can feel it.

Lake of Trees
07-22-2013, 08:20 PM
Nicely done Deano! I like the color you put into such a dark subject. I had the same reaction to the shadow of the cow's face/ear and almost cropped my piece just like yours.

Paulafv
07-22-2013, 08:36 PM
Wonderful effect of the red in the cow and in the background. Love that yellow background with bits of red peeking through.

Scotkatidid
07-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Wonderful effect Deano - wonderful painting - I also especially love the crimson color peeping through!

Noula
07-24-2013, 02:54 AM
Super work Deano! Love the finish result. The first alizarin crimson layer worked wonders!

Mary Y
07-24-2013, 05:30 AM
Gorgeous, love the crop and as a few people before me have mentioned the wonderful under colours.

juliet45
07-24-2013, 06:54 AM
Great work. Love the colours Deano.

skappy
07-24-2013, 07:06 AM
Nice work Deano love the colours too
Robert

artastic
07-24-2013, 09:27 AM
great light and shadows

oty
07-25-2013, 09:56 AM
so cute!!!

BUN201
07-25-2013, 10:37 AM
Great effect with the crimson underlay. Nice job!