Monday, November 12, 2007

Oil Painting- Whitetail Buck Bustin' Out

One of those nights...one of those days, and
painting just seems like the best thing for the
moment. Always feel a bit better after painting.

I've got large whitetails on the mind after my
son Jeremy and I, saw ten bucks this past weekend.
First time I witnessed a couple bucks fighting as
well. Very cool!!!

This painting is more or less sketched in, and I
used a Lee LeBlanc principle, one Lee shared with
me back in the late 1970's...which is, reserve the
darkest dark, the lightest light, and purest color
for your wildlife subject and all else should pale
by comparison. That was his recipe for some dang
nice paintings that spanned a long and noted
artist career.

As only an 8"x 10" study, and already not too
bad for what I was aiming for...



















and a closeup...(click on both images here to see larger view)

4 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Nice Larry, you can feel the energy. I like the faded background, too.

Jo

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Jo...

it was fun to get lost in paint with...

Oscar said...

Amazing work. Not only in this particular painting. I'm a big fan of all your work with the abandoned cars. I'll stay tunned!

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Oscar...very kind of you to take a moment, and appreciated!