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01-19-2005, 02:55 PM



Title: Proud Hunter
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Watercolor Paper
Dimension: 12x12
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I painted this vignette last night for my neighbor to give to his grandson.

I'm beginning to think I'm better suited for watercolor than any other medium.

Any comments at all will be appreciated for my growth. I do realiaze the attitude of the left arm is wrong, he has his hand in his pocket.

I've enclosed a copy of the original photograph the neighbor gave me to paint for reference.

Also enclosed, is a scanned copy of the painting. It's too large for my scanner, but I wanted you to see the true colors. I'm still trying to try different camera settings to get a better photo. Perhaps I can't with only a 3.5 pixels or whatever. Groan.

Thank you everyone.

01-19-2005, 03:15 PM
If I understand you correctly, this is one of your first attempts at water color? If so you did a fine job controling a tricky medium. Your neighbor must be very happy.
I might have added more glazes to the truck bed to make for a darker and more textured background... and wile you were going for a vingette look I would have included the rest of the truck bed and all of the antlers.
You'll have to post more of your water colors for us!

01-19-2005, 07:09 PM
Thanks, Kathleen. No this is definitely not my first attempt at watercolor, many years ago, I used it exclusively, then I switched over to oil and acrylic enjoying them, but find watercolor is so quick and feels a little more controllable.

Your suggestions are exactly what I was after. The reason I didn't include the rest of the truck bed, is because it was blocked by the subject, and another person on the other side. I could have tried to make it up, but then it would'nt have been accurate. I thought it may be acceptable to paint just what I wanted to paint, leaving out something I wasn't sure of. It really did nag me though, that's why your comments helped me along.

Again, thank you.

01-20-2005, 09:11 AM
Well, since Kathleen's suggestions were just what you were after, I'll just say it's terrific for your first watercolor!! A definite control of a medium I'm still eyeing in the corner. ;) I really like the red in this one too.