View Full Version : Percheron pulling team
02-06-2006, 12:23 PM
Almost done this one. But cannot decide if it needs a background or not??
02-06-2006, 01:15 PM
WOW, that is amazing. I love the detail. I can't suggest a background color, but maybe it would look nice to have something other than the white. I like the greenish blue you used for your avatar perhaps???? :)
02-06-2006, 03:02 PM
Oh, Twyla, this is really wonderful!
02-06-2006, 06:01 PM
Oh Twyla, this is an absolute gem -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!
I think a background like you have on your Avatar would be perfect.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
02-06-2006, 07:38 PM
Wonderful you can feel the strength of this animal. I think a more somber background greys and maybe a hint of pinkish red to add to the strain.
02-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Beautiful work, Twyla! This has great motion and attention to detail. Your strong contrasts make a vivid piece. I do think a background would help---perhaps some soft, warm color to balance the black, like a subtle, light, tan-gold sand color. Just a thought....
02-07-2006, 08:28 PM
Twyla this is incredible! Can't wait to see what you do with the background.
02-08-2006, 06:42 PM
Well I blew it big time!
I tried a background and with a horizon line it just did not look right. So I tried rubbing it off and ended up rubbing the top layer of the matt board off.
I've gotten rid of the horizon line but now it looks a bit odd.
Part of me likes it cuz it looks a bit like a classical background. other part of me thinks it just looks wrecked.
I have to wait till tomorow and try sanding it smooth and then see what to do
Anyway here is what it looks like now. Someone smak me please
02-09-2006, 08:32 AM
This is a wonderful horse, Twyla. I'm with you on the "mixed feeling" background thing.
I'm also from the "if you can't hide it, flaunt it" school, so perhaps whatever you decide, the entire background should be apparently, if subtly, different from the horse.
It should serve, in the end to do what it should do...not call attention to itself, and enhance the beautiful detail ............
02-09-2006, 12:16 PM
Wonderful work. I would have definitely said, go with a background.
Yet I am one who often paints with no or minimal background.
I'm not sure what I would have suggested, and since you added one, there is no use in me saying anything. HA!
But wonderful, wonderful work. Awesome.
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