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lilbelle
08-21-2008, 08:56 PM
With the rodeo starting next week I thought I would try a Western themed painting. And to stay motivated to finish I am doing it as a W.I.P.
This is as far as I got today. The horse is blocked in and I've worked on the blanket and straps.
12x16 in. canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02375.jpg
Any suggestions along the way are always appreciated!

Margaret 59
08-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Looking very good, Lillian.

OkeeKat
08-21-2008, 09:51 PM
Looking good Lillian.. This is my kinda crop!! Love it!!
The leather straps look fabulous!!
Great job so far!!
anxiously watching this!!

Bizkit
08-21-2008, 10:14 PM
Ill be pulling up a chair to watch this come to life..great job thus far!!!!!

Artchrispy
08-21-2008, 10:29 PM
Looks fantastic! Great textures. Like the composition and variety of shapes too.

susme48
08-21-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow!

lilbelle
08-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Thank you Margaret, Kathie, Mike, Artchrispy and Susan for the encouraging comments.
I worked on it a bit more this evening.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02376.jpg
Hope to have another update in the morning.
Thanks for watching!

C_Line
08-21-2008, 11:35 PM
Looking good Lillian!

sonita
08-22-2008, 12:47 AM
:) this does really look good already Lillian! Looking forward to the progress!!!

Bright Eyes
08-22-2008, 01:26 AM
I think it looks amazing! I love seeing the works in progress!

arl
08-22-2008, 08:09 AM
I love the way this is coming out; I look forward to the finish.

lilbelle
08-22-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks so much Celeste, Sonita, Bright Eyes and Arlene!

Here is what I worked on last night
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02377.jpg

I was hoping it would rain again today so I could stay in and paint all day without feeling guilty. But I hope to get a few hours in anyway. Thanks again!

lilbelle
08-22-2008, 01:48 PM
Here are a couple of close-ups
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02380.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02383.jpg
Thanks for watching!

spiral_world
08-22-2008, 01:59 PM
it's going to be awesome :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

gaykir
08-22-2008, 02:06 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: Fabulous!!

lilbelle
08-22-2008, 04:07 PM
Thank you Dragica for your confidence! I'm kind of nervous about starting the rope.
Gayle, thank you!

mroy27
08-22-2008, 05:37 PM
You have so much talent!

lilbelle
08-22-2008, 07:15 PM
Manju, you're way too kind. I just hope I don't mess it up:o Thank you!

Today I started working on the saddle and this is as far as I got.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02382.jpg
I should have an undate tomorrow. Sorry, it is going a bit slow.
Thanks for looking!

*Violet*
08-23-2008, 02:10 AM
wow ... just found this one !! ... what a beaut' it's gonna be coz already it's coming along fabulously !! ...

Grace5
08-23-2008, 02:31 AM
Another wow, great job so far.

edtree
08-23-2008, 08:47 AM
:wave: WoW! Lillian, this is coming along perfectly! The textures and details are beautifully painted. Every photo so far has been such a treat; like a slow unveiling. I enjoyed seeing the close-up shots too. It's always so nice to see other artist's approach. No reason for anxiety; this is fantastic! :thumbsup: :D

I have pulled up a chair and am waiting patiently for another update or the grand finale!!!! :)

Elizabeth

lilbelle
08-23-2008, 12:32 PM
Thank you so much Violet!
Grace I appreciate the comments, thank you!
Elizabeth, thank you as always for the encouraging comments! They are greatly appreciated!:)

Well, I finished the saddle last night and am going to start and hopefully finish the rope today.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02386.jpg
If anyone sees anything that still needs work (other than the rope) please let me know.
Thanks again for the kind comments!

lilbelle
08-23-2008, 07:04 PM
Today I got about half way finished on the rope. I knew this part would take a bit longer and be quite tedious. This should be my last update until I finish, hopefully by tomorrow!
Thanks again for any and all comments!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02389.jpg

deadsam
08-23-2008, 09:38 PM
excellent details in this one :)
can't wait to see this one done.

lilbelle
08-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Thank you so much Sam! I'm just waiting for the sun to shine so I can take the final picture.

lilbelle
08-24-2008, 12:02 PM
Well unless anyone sees anything that still needs some work (I will probably pick away at the rope some more) I am calling this done! Thank you so much to those who commented along the way, they were all appreciated!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02392.jpg
Thanks again for watching and commenting!

susme48
08-24-2008, 12:52 PM
I can only say Wow!! You have truly done a great job with this!!!

deadsam
08-24-2008, 03:26 PM
YEHAW! sorry couldn't help myself :)
fantastic job the details in this is amazing :)

Mz_Sketch_Pad
08-24-2008, 04:17 PM
wow! you are the master! i love the detail

LavenderFrost
08-24-2008, 04:46 PM
My only critique is to post bigger photos. :D Really good work!

lilbelle
08-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Thank you again Susan!
:lol: Thank you Sam! I'm giving this to my brother for his birthday. He worked on a Ranch for years when he was younger. How is the move going?
Thank you Mz Sketch Pad for the kind comments! I really enjoyed painting the details (other than the rope).
Thank you Michelle!:) I don't know how to make the pictures post larger:(

deadsam
08-24-2008, 06:04 PM
Your Brother is a lucky man to have that painting :)
The move is going good by the end of next week we will only have a bed to sleep in and a fridge and stove left and of course the tv lol.
All depending on a job I applied for it might be in lumby, if not there we are starting off in Penticton then we'll see where we want to settle once we get out there and explore abit. We'll be motelling it for about a month while we have fun exploring, but we figure it will be either penticton or kamloops or if this job comes through then the small town of lumby, either way we will be out there sometime next month :) the ticket is already bought for the plane. then its back to painting I go (i'm going through painting withdrawls right now lol)

lilbelle
08-24-2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks Sam, I hope he likes it. Good luck with the move and looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Lulu
08-25-2008, 12:17 AM
wow! wonderful work Lillian!

edtree
08-25-2008, 07:39 AM
:wave: Lillian, Your brother is going to just love this! It turned out beautifully - even the rope, lol! Your attention to the little details takes this to another level of perfection. Awesome! :D :clap: :D

Elizabeth

rmc
08-25-2008, 07:55 AM
WOW! Lillian - wonderful work on this - am so impressed how you managed all your tonal values and edges so well in this as well as the incredible attention to detail - marvellous work!

OkeeKat
08-25-2008, 08:13 AM
WOW!!! Lillian, this turned out Wonderfully!! I just love all the detail and tones you used to get the weathered leather look.. its ALL gorgeous!!
I'm sure your brother is going to be thrilled to have this!!
great job, thanks for the WIP!:clap:

barb8j
08-25-2008, 10:30 AM
Lillian~ This is absolutely terrific! The detailing make it look so 'real'. I am sure your brother will love it too. I am with Michelle about the only problem being the picture could of been bigger...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

PattiLou
08-25-2008, 11:09 AM
Really love the detail and the whole painting. Fantastic.

Patti

mroy27
08-25-2008, 11:52 AM
Bigger photo please!! Use the Attachment feature and post a 800 X 800 pixel so that we can zoom in on this one...if you don't I will come over to your home to take a look at this..it's a warning!!

Manju

debee
08-25-2008, 12:00 PM
Excellent work! You've managed the textures beautifully.

mpattie
08-25-2008, 12:00 PM
Wow! Your leather looks so real.
Pat

lilbelle
08-25-2008, 01:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Aug-2008/103642-DSC02392.JPG
Well I managed to post a larger painting by posting from my Macbook instead of my Mac computer. I don't know why it posts different sizes.:confused:

Anyway Manju I saved you a very long trip :lol: . Thank you!
Thank you Lulu!
Thank you again Elizabeth!
Ruth, thank you for nice comments.I always start by painting the blacks and darkest values first and adjusting the other values from there.
Thanks again Kathie! I figured that since my OLDER brother (and I emphasize the older part) is turning 50 :eek: that he deserves more from me than just another lousy You're getting older card!:lol:
Thank you Barb, I appreciate it!
Patti, thank you!
Thank you so much Debbie!
Pat, thank you:)

mroy27
08-25-2008, 06:22 PM
WOW....again ...so much talent and so much patience. You amaze me but I am sure at the end of the day, it is sheer hardwork and perseverence and a determination to produce quality work!

Manju

Charlie's Mum
03-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Wow Lilian - I missed this first time round - must have been on holiday!
Fabulous work - highly detailed and very proficient. :thumbsup:

clementine
03-06-2009, 03:49 PM
what a patience you have and skill too!wonderful details,beautiful brown and blue ,the slope makes a beautiful focal point!:thumbsup:
clem

olliewood0702
03-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Wonderful details and rich colors in this. JUST GORGEOUS!

couturej
03-06-2009, 04:15 PM
Lillian, Wow! Amazing painting! Your eye for detail is fantastic!

lilbelle
03-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Thank you Manju!
Maureen, thank you so much for the comment and also adding the link ;)
Thank you Clem, I appreciate it!
Thank you olliewood! :)
Janet, thank you for the kind reply!

gaykir
03-07-2009, 11:16 AM
This is wonderful! If I had seen it without knowing who did it, I would have pegged it as a "Roger Evans". You have that same ability with details.

lilbelle
03-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Galye, that is such a generous comment, thank you! I would love to be able to paint as well as Roger :o
This is the amount of detail and type of work I enjoy painting the most. I find it very relaxing! :)

Chia
03-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Stunninly well painted. I love the "zoom in" composition and the details are so well done... I can almost smell the leather!

Linee
03-07-2009, 08:12 PM
What a wonderful crop of texture and richness. Extremely well done!

Andun
03-08-2009, 04:55 AM
Hot Dang:) That is an amazing piece of work! I bet this you finds a home quickly amonst the horsey set:)