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01-26-2017, 10:32 PM
Yes it's that time again - time to post what you consider was your BEST WORK WHICH YOU POSTED IN THIS ANIMAL & WILDLIFE FORUM FOR THE 2016 YEAR
You can post ONE painting/drawing only and please tell us why you like this painting/drawing best out of those you posted TO THE ANIMAL & WILDLIFE FORUM FOR 2016
Don't forget to add your link to your original post
NO COMMENTS ON MEMBERS POSTS PLEASE, as THIS IS ANIMAL & WILDLIFE'S ART SHOW FOR 2016
01-27-2017, 06:53 AM
Butterfly, faded - watercolour, quarter sheet
I chose this one because it was one of those rare paintings where everything went exactly as I'd planned and I enjoyed the whole process. It was also the first painting I'd completed in front of other people (I normally paint at home, I did this at my art club).
Original thread here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1418080)
01-27-2017, 10:47 AM
This painting is for myself a constant reminder of companionship, friendship and love...
Acrylic on paper 28x35 cm
Original Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1407368)
01-27-2017, 01:46 PM
This was my first commission - their owner was delighted and said I'd captured their characters.
Edit: Original thread here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1420424)
01-27-2017, 01:47 PM
Oh, I don't know how to add a link!
What a good idea for a gallery!
01-27-2017, 10:30 PM
I chose this piece for two reasons. Number one being that this was the first time I attempted to add a human figure to one of my animal paintings and I was happy with the results. Number two being that not only was this piece juried into an equine art show about people and their relationships with horses, but I was also awarded second place at the show for it! :clap:
01-29-2017, 01:08 AM
My favorite is this painting of a fox, just very happy with how all of it turned out.
02-02-2017, 12:13 AM
I like this tiger as it is something unusual. Link is http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1421206
02-02-2017, 04:45 PM
As a cat lover this baby black and white kitten spoke to me even though it is not real; 12x9 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper. Link:
02-21-2017, 01:16 AM
This is one of my more challenging paintings for the year. It is from a photo taken along the highway early in the morning on our way to church. The fresh snow had just fallen and the owl was out looking for breakfast.
02-21-2017, 11:17 PM
This is the link for the snowy owl.
02-24-2017, 02:07 PM
All my A & W paintings were done for our Monthly Challenges. I've picked this one of mine to feature, as it was a painting that went ok right from the beginning - that doesn't happen for me very often!
25cm x 30cm - PanPastels & pastel pencils on Mi-Teintes paper
Here's the link to the original thread; http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1408152&page=2
02-25-2017, 07:59 AM
it just went right.
02-25-2017, 11:56 AM
I'd have to say it's this one. It's my favourite of the year anyway.
Hobbes and Jami, 36" x 48" acrylic on gallery wrapped.
02-25-2017, 03:14 PM
Tern of the Tide (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1413724&highlight=Tern+Tide)
For colour, composition rendering, subject and design, I think this was my most powerful painting for 2016.
I did this for the monthly Animal Wildlife Challenge. Being a slow painter, I only do several per year. :o What I picked as a "simple" subject was not as easy as I thought.
This is a watercolor on a 7.5 x 11 inch sample of Fabriano Uno 300 lb (640 gsm) rough. The sample is about 15 years old, so maybe the current paper is more forgiving. The texture did not seem rough to me at all (especially compared to Arches), and any lifting damaged the paper easily. I thought the heavy weight paper would hold the water and blend better, but that didn't work nearly as well as I would have expected. Anyway, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it! :wink2:
Original thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1418281
12-08-2017, 12:52 PM
"Scotsdale Show" Reference photo from annual Arabian horse show a few years back, Scotsdale, AZ. 20"X24" It's the only thing I finished that year! Was a gift for my sister. She was going to buy a print of an old one that I did years ago so I painted her a new one. Acrylic.
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