Sunday, November 25, 2007

Some will view me the modern day Barbarian...but

I enjoy deer hunting, and especially with family, friends,
and my son Jeremy...but, I also enjoy painting every
chance I can get.

Today was our state's last day for the deer gun hunting
season, and I've been salivating all of the past couple
weeks with all the beauty I've encountered outdoors.
I just had to take along my paint gear today, and opted
to set up and paint a couple hours.

Here I am with all my gear...my portable paint box in my
large Judson's black backpack, my survival gear in another
backpack, and everything else...
















Here is my effort for two hours...oil, 9"x 12"
(click on images to see much larger nicer view)
Buy a giclee print of this work at Imagekind!


6 comments:

Barbie Bud said...

This is lovely, so soft. I don't think you're a barbarian at all, my husband left today for a few days to deer hunt here in Ohio. He was gone about an hour and I called him to tell him we had a buck in our backyard drinking from the birdbath,lol. That's the way it goes, huh? Enjoy painting, Barb

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Barb...
yeah, about two weeks ago...ending my week of bowhunting before gun season started, I suddenly noticed a six point buck in the front yard. Instantly I ran to grab a camera and took a picture.

Only after a couple pics did it dawn on me, I could have grabbed my bow and snuck out the back door!!!!

Oh well...guess the artist intrigue and child-like awe wins me over when all is said and done!

funny story...

Dean H. said...

Hi, Larry....well did ya bag one or not? I'm a "used to be" hunter. Too physical for me nowadays.
Really like this painting. IMHO it's one of your very best landscapes! The colors are outstanding.

Dean

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Dean...
I try to stay in reasonably good shape, stubborn as I get older...you know. Admittedly, the lower back is hurtin a bit after weeks and weeks of strappin' on the climbing tree stand, backpacks, rifle...you name it, plus my Blackhawk 44 mag on my hip.

I did put some meat in the freezer three weeks ago from bowhunting, and a bit of a chance to put in one more yet. Something I love about taking on the cold, painting in December to early January, or taking a deer with a bow. Just knowing you're all alone. So quiet...serene.

I've received some good word on this painting from Wetcanvas as well...so, the right things must have come together on it...

much appreciated...I imagine the day will come down the pike that any venison I enjoy will be provided by my son(s). That age thing coming upon us all is inevitable...but, I'm fightin' it every step of the way.

peace

Jeane said...

This is a beautiful painting. I love the soft, loose suggestiveness of the forms and the perfect colors, it feels like home. I wish to paint loose myself, and you have the style I would love to emulate.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Jeane...

an artist yesterday wrote to me, said I should start a new movement called, "Suggestionism" and those that paint as such called, "Suggestionists"...

I rather liked that.

You post is very affirming and encouraging. Thank you