|wilderness art challenge bison in watercolor|
This week I am working on a portrait of a friend's horse. It will be 11 by 14 inches, bigger than I have painted in a while. I have masked off the highlights and painted in some blues and greens of the sky and grass.
Meanwhile, I have been working on some painting challenges.
This is an 8 by 10 inch watercolor on rough Arches. The reference photo is form Gary Keimig.
Used a little coarse salt in the hide of the bison.
I am enjoying going a little slower with my paintings, trying to do lots of looking, to see where the paintings need to go.
I like it just the way it's now. Lovely work, MariaReplyDelete
Beautiful painting and I love the extra texture from the salt.ReplyDelete
This looks great Maria.You have a knack of painting animals.Wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thanks Anamaria, Theresa and Yasha, I love the photos that Gary posts, so fun to paint from his photos of wildlife without the traveling and hiking! Although that sounds fun .....ReplyDelete
Nice Maria, I like the texture in the buffalo and those transparent washes inn the groundReplyDelete
Thank you Mary!ReplyDelete
Perfection! You nailed it.ReplyDelete
Carol, thank you, you, I appreciate your feedback, thanks for taking a look!ReplyDelete
Love this, Maria! Isn't it fun to work with salt? You never really know what it will do!ReplyDelete
It is fun Sheryl! I am so glad that you like this.ReplyDelete
The Feb challenge has seen your work improve in leaps and bounds. This painting is FAB !
I loved the texture on the animal. You painting is lovely, Maria! I'm glad I across your blog!ReplyDelete
Thank you Anita, I love the photos that Gary posts, lets me work on animals that I may never get to see! Your work is amazing, you are so talented, I am enjoying your paintings.ReplyDelete