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OkeeKat
09-25-2011, 09:51 PM
Hello all!
Finally finished my Guitar painting after a long week of late nights!

this is the second of two music themed paintings my brother wanted for a benefit auction being held at
the Fall conference of the NTMA (National Tooling and Manufacturing Assoc) to which my brother is secretary.
The auction is for their scholarship fund in the name of one of the members sons who was killed in Afghanistan.
I surely hope it helps bring them alot of money!!

I Hope you all enjoy it!!
Total work approx 58 hrs

"Rock N Rose"
Acrylic on 16x20" Staplebacked canvas with painted sides.

Reference photo:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-79b36d186c3d173edf07b661822b3561.jpg

Sketch:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarSKad.jpg

Underpainting:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarUPad.jpg

Background
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarBGAD.jpg

Update 1:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-Guitar1AD.jpg

Update 2:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-Guitar2AD.jpg

Update 3:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-Guitar3AD.jpg

Update 4:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-Guitar4AD.jpg

Update 5:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarAD5.jpg


FINAL PAINTING!!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarDoneAD_Final.jpg

sideview:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2011/137439-GuitarDoneSideAD_FiINAL.jpg

Haptopaint
09-25-2011, 10:09 PM
Another beauty !! love all of your detail-- I am sure it will bring high bids-- Great work - Kathie :thumbsup:

OkeeKat
09-25-2011, 10:43 PM
THANK YOU Hap!!
I really appreciate it.. I hope your right! :)

FoxEnova
09-25-2011, 11:20 PM
It's a beauty alright, just perfect
An honorable gesture for an American hero.
SOLD !! for big bucks I might add.
It's a beauty alright.

OkeeKat
09-25-2011, 11:50 PM
Awww your so sweet Eric!!
I really appreciate it!:D
:heart:

lstrvr
09-26-2011, 12:53 AM
This is fantastic! I am really enjoying your musical instrument series!

barsha
09-26-2011, 01:03 AM
Marvellous!!! the music of affection is reverberating in this thread, on my desk....and everywhere. wonderful vibes Kathie :)

OkeeKat
09-26-2011, 02:05 AM
THANK YOU very much Neil and Barsha :D

chammi kaiser
09-26-2011, 04:07 AM
I can't get over your progress in painting Kathie. This is a wonderful painting and I just love the concept and the title.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Artybo
09-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Awesome!

noodle1
09-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Excellent!!!

PattiLou
09-26-2011, 11:37 AM
This is fantastic Kathie!:thumbsup:

OkeeKat
09-26-2011, 11:38 AM
Bonnie, Thank you!!
Chammi, Aww thank you, I had a great reference photo, and took a long time to come up with the right title, thanks!!
Patti, Thank you!!
Elaine, Thank you!!!
I have learned an awful lot from all of the great artists here on WC since I started painting in '08 and first started posting here.. with all the support, advice and suggestion as well as viewing others works thinking of how I would improve those too and seeing the suggestions others write Has really helped me improve too!!
THANKS Everyone!!:grouphug:

purplepansey
09-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Love it and thanks for painting it for a good cause too! I hope they make lots of $$$.

Robwood
09-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Kathie- wonderful Fender-- is that a Squire or Strat? Either way you rendered it beautifully, and the rose adds just the right color and elegance! Thanks for sharing the WIP photos, we learn a lot from them.

Rob

ecobb
09-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Way cool.!..

pastelmimigt
09-26-2011, 02:01 PM
Beautiful. Fifty-eight hours - OMG, what patience you have! I think I'm dragging when I spend four hours on a painting, LOL.

Michele

Aari
09-26-2011, 02:14 PM
Wonderful and beautiful work Kathie!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: You did it again! I had some titles for you on the September Easel, but "Rock N Rose" fits this masterpiece just perfect!! :)
Also love the photo sequence from beginning to end, that is brilliantly done! Amazing job Kathie, I hope it will raise a nice sum of money. :clap: :clap:

Ms Nan
09-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Great cause, great tribute to a lost soldier, great painting by a great painter!! This is just flawless. Good luck with the sale. It should sell mighty fast.

clementine
09-26-2011, 04:42 PM
great work Kathie!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
agnès

OkeeKat
09-26-2011, 06:42 PM
Shrl, THANK YOU, I hope the cause does good too!
Rob, Thank you, I do believe its a strat. I'm glad you enjoyed the WIP too!!
Eric, Thank you!!
Michele! Thank you, yes the 58hrs were over a 7 day period, a lot of late nights!
Aari, thank you my friend, I hope it does well to!
Nan,thank you very much, I really appreciate it.
Agnes, Thank you very much!
:grouphug: :heart:

westbankpainter
09-28-2011, 12:53 AM
Beautiful work! I absolutely love the detail work on the guitar.

*Violet*
09-28-2011, 02:16 AM
absolutely a beauty !! ... well done indeed !! ... it's *got* to be sought after and do well in the auction !! ... let us know !!

OkeeKat
09-28-2011, 08:55 AM
westbankpainter and Violet~ Thank you very much, I appreciate it, I'll let you know once I hear how they made out!
:)

Claudia_
09-28-2011, 09:25 AM
This looks absolutely fantastic. Wonderful colours together and so precisely and patiently painted. Wow. :clap:
Which ever aficionado gets this in the auction, must be on cloud nine.

OkeeKat
09-28-2011, 07:53 PM
THANK YOU Claudia! I really appreciate it! :)

lathadamle
09-29-2011, 03:38 AM
Just superb! So realistic. Rocking title too!:thumbsup:

ladypainter
09-29-2011, 08:46 AM
wow beautiful I love it

plec
09-29-2011, 10:20 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: the White colours are handled brilliantly it is very difficult to get these colours looking natural and you really nailed them..
Ken.

OkeeKat
09-29-2011, 10:00 PM
Thank you very much Latha, Elinor and Ken!!!
It definately was a challenge to get the gray and whte tones just right!
Thanks Ken!

LisaArt
09-30-2011, 01:13 PM
WoW! what a finish Kathie! gorgeous work! :)

OkeeKat
09-30-2011, 06:52 PM
THANK YOU very much Lisa!:D

Lulu
09-30-2011, 09:39 PM
W O W! You've got a standing ovation here Kathie!:clap::clap::clap::clap:

inmystudio
10-01-2011, 03:35 AM
I agree with every thing already said especially .... Wow!

You know one of the things I love most about painting is when someones painting looks better than the reference photo. To me your painting has more character and warmth than the photo, well done and good luck :)

PainterDeb
10-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Kathie, WOW is right! :clap: :clap: :clap:

You've done an amazing job on this one, and I agree with Deborah, your painting has more character and warmth than the photo! The detail you've achieved on this is very impressive, and you've picked the perfect title - this painting is definitely a winner! :)

OkeeKat
10-01-2011, 02:43 PM
OH my Thank you so very much for the standing ovation Lulu!! I am so honored!!
Deborah and Deb, THANK YOU... it really means alot to me.
:)
Thank you everyone!!

charliedawg
10-02-2011, 08:13 AM
Hi Kathie - difficult subject very well painted!

SheilaM
10-02-2011, 12:45 PM
I love this, beautiful work!

OkeeKat
10-02-2011, 01:39 PM
THANK YOU Very much Walter and Sheila!!