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Old 04-25-2012, 05:11 PM
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Bull'n

The ref photo was one of Jen's (Thanks Jen!). I think the Feb. Quick Draw Challenge.

The bull and rider are pretty static so the piece is unexciting. The exciting part is me doing a human figure and passingly pulling it off.. Looks human..

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Great loose feel to this one, Catherine! I love the hint of features on the cowboy's face...just enough to get an idea of the expression, but that's all. Nice feel to this. Well done!
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Well, I like the expression on the BULL's face! nice sense of light and great use of counterpoint.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:59 PM
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Jenna.. Deb.. Thanks for the kind comments..

K Deb.. What does "Use of Counterpoint" mean?
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Counterpoint: light against dark, dark against light..... silly pants - you evidently did it instinctively.
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Nice work, Catherine! I agree that the lights and depth are excellent.
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Nice one, Catherine! Just enough details. I did painting of exact scene, which came from ref image library.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: Bull'n

Lisa, Ron.. Thanks for the comments. I have another one I would like to do that I found in the clutter of putting things away. Just no time this month to do a serious painting.

Deb... I don't think its instinctive.. I wish it were, it would mean less work and more play at painting. I just didn't know that laying it like that had a name. Thanks.
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I like your use of light and dark too. I think this painting is very well done.
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Re: Bull'n

Excellent Catherine! It has my two favorite elements in a painting - strong contrast and vibrant colors - it really catches the eye!!

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Catherine, good job! Like Deb said, the contrasts really make it pop. You got a lot of color in a very small painting.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:04 AM
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Lola Thanks gal.
Thanks Larry.. I know.. I enjoy your colors and contrast.

Jim Working to figure out how colors work rather than just grab a brush and do it. Thanks.
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