Saturday, June 8, 2013

New WIP: Bull Moose Commission

I am currently working on what is the first in a pair of 24"x30" moose paintings I have been commissioned to paint. My client is kindly letting me share this piece with you as it progresses. The client wanted a bull moose in a mountain setting so I am using the Grand Teton range as the backdrop for the handsome moose. It is still in the block-in phase... just laying in the first layer of color. As you can see, I need to finish blocking in the mountains and a few more trees. Then, I will start to go in with the next layer and refine as I go.
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Finished: Goldfinch and Thistle

My apologies for not getting this posted sooner! I've been very busy with a commission (more on that later). I finished this one early last month I believe. This was quite a fun piece to do. I really liked playing up the texture of the thistles and the fluff with the use of a palette knife and one of my new favorite tools - an angle chisel Colour Shaper. I also used an old credit card for scratching into the paint along the edges of the thistle. This piece will be on its way shortly to Grand Teton Gallery where it will be available. 

Goldfinch and Thistle, 14x11, oil on linen
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Goldfinch and Thistle (Detail)
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