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Old 12-04-2019, 12:18 AM
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Big Daddy - xp sw/western

16 x 16 inch pastel on masonite with two coats of clear Colorfix primer. Mount Vision and Ludwig pastels used.

Its been forever since I've painted wildlife. Since bison portraits are common subjects in my area, I decided to be a bit different and incorporate a more abstract background just for fun.


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Old 12-04-2019, 09:51 AM
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

What a majestic beast the bison is! And to think they once roamed the plains in huge numbers! Love your use of the purples and lavenders in the shadows. And a nice creative take on the background!

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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

I love it. Great job.
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Powerful piece, Ron! I like the bold, graphic shapes of the background very much. Your choice of the turquoise color gives it a nice Southwest feel too. Perfect title for this beauty!
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Everything pulls together quite nicely because of your wonderful background. Well done, Ron!
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Nice, I like the colours and the background is perfect
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Mike, Ginny, Donna, Karen, Deanna- thank you, appreciate your comments as always!

Donna- the turquoise was for southwest feel, but also to add some cool color temperature shapes to complement the predominant warm colors
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

I love how the bison works with the background, very successful
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Excellent painting, great use of background colors.
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

I love the way the colors sorta "pop" in the fur. good complementary. contrast there.
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

This is very vibrant. Those oranges next to the purples and blues are gorgeous!
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Sorry for not getting back sooner....

Shaun, mercbill, Mmm pasta - thank you for your comments, always appreciated!

Ida- wow, great to "see" you! Thanks for the comments. This was just a fun piece to play around and try something different.
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Re: Big Daddy - xp sw/western

Very nice Ron! Your choice of background certainly will set this beauty off in any "Wyoming" setting you may display it. You mentioned the turquoise background is meant to have a southwest feeling, but I immediately saw it as the wide open blue skies of Wyoming/Colorado. Either way its perfect for this painting.
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