Sunday, April 13, 2008

End of First Session...Alaskan Moose 9"x 12" oil

Okay...earlier today I posted the steps to sketch,
work out a pose and get the feeling I wanted in my
bull moose. This afternoon...I started a 9"x 12"
painting, and gettin' the feeling now I'm starting
to get somewhere!

This might actually be a good one to paint large,
if it turns out as I hope, like around 36"x 48"
or even 48"x 60"

Began by sketching some lines in oil...then blocking
in the background bit by bit. This is actually a
place in the Juneau, Alaska area...where we painted
several years ago. I made the Chilkat mountains appear
closer as a foil for a good painting...


Jason Seiler said...

I like this one better than the other . . . much stronger composition and stance . . . I think you should go for the larger painting too!

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Jason...going to cost me about $40 for the stretcher frame and stabilizing bar on this one....but, should be fun and impressive. My problem will be where to put it when done. Not easily wrapped with Kraft paper and stored!!! hahaaa...

I'll have to find a restaurant that will like it in their dining area...until possibly an interested buyer.

ITs got a few things workin' for it...and I'm liking this one too. Causes me to miss Alaska!!!

Frank Gardner said...

It is always good to show up here and find some real meaty blog posts. Not just, here's my painting click here to buy.
Nice strong composition. Are you still using the Zorn palette on this one?
Thanks for showing the sketches in the previous post. I like seeing your thought process on that.

Oh, if you need a place to store the big one, I have some wall space you can borrow until you find a buyer.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Frank...had a good chuckle on the available wall space!!!

No...this one was neutral driven...with a limited palette.

By neutral, I began with a mid gray...and slid a bit of that neutral into each of my colors...some call it a mother color, or pigment soup. Just lends a natural working harmony. A trick of Edgar Payne's day and his contemporaries