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Oil Painting

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 12:03 PM
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Here is a painting I did last year. I did this one as a gift for my spiritual mentor.

This was my 3rd painting. Please, give me your opinions.





posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

That's great. I like it a lot. Are the others like this?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

That is beautiful ,hope you put some more paintings on .....



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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I think the colors and vision are fabulous, but I would love to see more wing span and feather detail there, as well do you think the bird's head should be further to the right?
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: illece

I will gladly do so
. I didn't think people would like it that much!



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I worked from a photo, as always, so the head is at an actual position, if that makes sense at all, but yes, it does look odd. Due to the fact that I gave this painting away, I do not have a better photo, (A big mistake I made not getting a better photo), I took this one with my phone.

When I go and visit again, I will get better photos for you. I did spent weeks on the detail of the feathers.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Thanks a lot!


Are the others like this?


Are you referring to my other paintings?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I just remembered that my sister-in-law should have some good photos from the art exhibition from last year. I will ask her when I see her. I will send you an update as soon as I get them for you.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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It's a great start you could really do this piece justice to keep working it. It doesn't look complete yet but it does display some serious talent and looks good. You earned a star from me artist!



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

Yes I was. If so, I'm sure everyone else would like to see them.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

It's nice overall, but it feels flat--some more dramatic darks on the eagle itself would help, along with brighter highlights. It could be the exposure of the camera, though, and the white balance, but it just feels flat overall.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

For those who have not seen my other thread, here it is.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: IndependentAgent
a reply to: InTheLight

I just remembered that my sister-in-law should have some good photos from the art exhibition from last year. I will ask her when I see her. I will send you an update as soon as I get them for you.


Great, because the bird certainly looks like it is flying in an odd position and as above, a little highlighting where the sunshine would hit it's back and feathers and some darker tones below on the bird, would be a nice contrast, and make it pop a bit. Are there any golden tones in the bird's feathers? Maybe the head area looks odd because a neck is not defined?
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Maybe yes. And about the golden tones, I can not really remember! It may just be a bit more than a year, but it seems so long ago.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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Saw this and your wildcat one, love them! I suck so bad at painting! LOL



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: IndependentAgent
Here is a painting I did last year. I did this one as a gift for my spiritual mentor.

This was my 3rd painting. Please, give me your opinions.





I found the pic online and if the neck was defined with darker tones (to shape and lift the head) then the head would shift further to the right and up. See what I mean?


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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Thanks! And everyone has his of her own specialty!



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

You are right yes! And I have to give you a star for finding the photo to be able to give a comparison!

I should add that I had a light directly above the paining, it may have impacted and effected the true color of the painting.

Maybe I will get the painting back from his owner, and do some improvements. Thanks for the advise!!
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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: IndependentAgent

I remember seeing that one. I liked it. Thanks.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Thanks. I just wish I could work faster.



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