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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
Any suggestions along the way are always appreciated!

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

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!!

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

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

08-21-2008, 10:54 PM

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.
Hope to have another update in the morning.
Thanks for watching!

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

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!

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

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

Here is what I worked on last night

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!

08-22-2008, 01:48 PM
Here are a couple of close-ups
Thanks for watching!

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

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

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

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

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.
I should have an undate tomorrow. Sorry, it is going a bit slow.
Thanks for looking!

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 !! ...

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

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!!!! :)


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.
If anyone sees anything that still needs work (other than the rope) please let me know.
Thanks again for the kind comments!

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!

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

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.

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!
Thanks again for watching and commenting!

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

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

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

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

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:(

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)

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!

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

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


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!

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:

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:

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


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!!


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

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

08-25-2008, 01:53 PM
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:)

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!


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:

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:

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

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

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!

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.

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! :)

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!

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

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:)