Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spring Lamb

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 gessoed hardboard.
This is painted from an image supplied by Dominic for the WDE at Wet Canvas.
I just wanted to see if I could pull off the texture of the wool. I may not have completely succeeded, but then, this whole painting thing is a learning experience.

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Luke 19:10
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost .

40 comments:

  1. Well, I like it :-)

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  2. I like your painting, too, Dean. Their facial expressions are perfect, and, if my memory serves, their wool gets like that right before they are sheared.

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  3. Dean, The texture is great! That is what drew me in immediately...hmmm, could be because it looks like wool!!

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  4. Mr. Dean, That is superb piece of art...I like your way of presentation...Its Zoom...zoom and more zoom...Lovely Lamb...:)

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  5. They may not be the smartest animals, but they are cute! Love the woolliness!

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  6. It works! Great job, you pulled it off.

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  7. Dean - even before I read your text, I was thinking that I really liked the way you portrayed the texture of the wool...great job!

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  8. Wool, by golly, Dean....not baaahd. In fact, very good. Shorn uff good painting. And...if I don't learn a little something from each painting I do, then I must have been sleeping in class.

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  9. Impressive strokes but love that face!

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  10. Thank you, Mi! I really appreciate that!

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  11. Thanks, Nancy...That's what I was thinking about the wool too. Interesting spirely strands.

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  12. Gosh, thanks, Saundra! Mission accomplished then!

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  13. Thank you, Ms. Megha. I really enjoy close ups myself...so glad you like them!

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  14. Impressive work as always Deano... and I'm honored to get the lemonade award.

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  15. Thanks Liz...if they could talk, I'm pretty sure they'd say "thanks" also.

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  16. Thank you, Carol. I appreciate the kind thought!

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  17. Thanks, Deb- Makes me feel good that you think I accomplished my goal on this one...painting that textured wool!

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  18. James- at least you didn't mention anything about this painting making you want to wolf down a flock of chops!
    I don't sleep much in art class...my snoring keeps waking me up. :)

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  19. Thank you, Helen. And you truly deserve the award for your positive attitude and highly creative work.

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  20. Dean, nice job. I really like the composition, and the values seem spot on.

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  21. Lovely image Dean and reminds you its springtime! I love the colours you have used, the blues and yellows really bring life to them:o)

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  22. Hi, Rob-Thank you...I appreciate your kind observations.

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  23. Hi, Sam..I just returned from seeing the cow portrait on your blog! One word..."WOW"!
    Thank you for the kind words on my painting.

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  24. They look pretty darn warm and wooly to me. Real nice painting Dean.

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  25. Glad to have found your blog. Your artwork is really nice. Love the texture on Spring Lamb!

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  26. Very nice, Dean - great job with the wool!

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  27. Oh these lambs really pop. Nice work.

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  28. Hi, Dean - I thought I'd posted before, but I don't think it arrived..sorry! I love these two. Such sweet expressions, and I love the lavender blue shadows! The wool looks dimensional. Beautiful spring painting.
    Liz

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  29. The texture of the wool is great! And, I love all the color values, as well.

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  30. I can feel the weight and texture of their wool perfectly...well done! And the Bible verse puts it in perspective. Great choice!

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  31. Wow, you do not need me to tell you that your mission is successful! Great texture and as always a beautiful inspirational verse to suit, Dean
    Happy Easter

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  32. I LOVE this one Dean!!! I really like how you did the wool..and the light on the animals is perfect!

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  33. Thank you, Vern...Warm and woolly- I like that! :)

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  34. Thank you, Leslie! I really appreciate that coming from the texture master! :)

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  35. Thanks, Edward, for your supportive words!

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  36. I so totally love the sheep - and having raised them for many years, I can tell you that you have captured the wool beautifully - as well as their wonderful open expressions.

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  37. Love everything about this...the texture, the little lambs ears pointing back, the faces, the abundant use of color in that thick layered wool. VERY nice work!

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