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04-28-2009, 02:38 PM



Title: Untitled
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16x20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I love to paint wildlife and animals. My aim is to represent my subjects as realistically as possible.

Any helpful input on color, composition, choice of subject, etc. will be appreciated.

04-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Welcome to OCF! These are all beautiful. I think the deer is my fav..
The one crit I have about the bird is the branch that runs up and down nearly in the middle of the canvas, dividing it in half. I'de like to see the bird repositioned ever so slightly up and over.

04-28-2009, 04:21 PM
I love your use of colors and the subjects. One observation I have is that some of the proportions seem a little off. The deer's antlers seem to be "squashed" in to fit the paper. The last picture with the horse and rider has a horse with an extremely thick neck. I hope that doesn't seem too critical as it is really lovely work.

04-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Welcome! These are very nice. Your handling and blending with the acrylic is very good. I agree that the deer is your best :)

Please stick around and post some more. If you haven't already, please cross-post these with the acrylic forum. They'll love them there :)

04-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Stunning technique. I don't have the first idea how you can do that with acrylics. Focusing on the deer, I think the composition could be improved. What bothers me is the discrete clumps of things which surround the deer. Reeds on the right, a different plant on the lower left and two separate background colors at the top. I suggest you consider a more random treatment of the background.

04-28-2009, 05:55 PM
your ability with acrylic seems perfect to me. The flow of light is beautiful, my only cautionary urge is to point out how very small that rack of horns is for such a large deer and how very large that hat is for such a small man and horse, and of course the unneeded central branch in the bird painting,( or move the bird over as has been suggested) my cautionary point then has to do somewhat with carefully planning your composition and considering the size relationships of one item to the next in your painting. Beautiful work! Acrylic remains a mystery to me...

04-28-2009, 11:36 PM
welcome....what a great first post....I'll not repeat the comments above....
but just to add....sometimes your picture just wants to escape the confines of the canvas.....
our minds eyes will complete the antlers...let 'em go....paint 'em big...
..............love the tall weeds....

the bird looks cold...I like how you fluffed her up the way they do in the cold...
and the cowboy is a real storyteller...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Apr-2009/182771-cowboysmile.gif ...look forward to more posts........yd