Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Raven #2

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
This painting is from a photo graciously sent to me by a very gifted artist and super nice human being, Saundra Lane Galloway. Please check out her great blog!

This is in a very similar vein as the one I posted on Aug. 2nd. The first had a terrific response on eBay. One of the bidders asked me to do another raven which would be similar to the first. Let me tell you, it is difficult to emulate your own work! At least it was for funny is that??!
Technically, Saundra's photo was of a crow, but since my first painting was a raven, I made this one a bit more raven-y by broadening the beak, etc.


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  1. Dean, You interpreted the photo beautifully! I absolutely love the feathers! And, I'm quite a fan of the way you handle your backgrounds!

  2. Thanks, Saundra, for those encouraging words. Also, thanks, once again, for the use of your photo!

  3. Congratulations on the big ebay sale! I saw it there yesterday and wow, you had a lot of bids! This one is just as well done and I love it. I once had a request of an ebayer who "missed" a painting and repainted one for them. I also found it difficult. I pretty much copied the first and missed the "inspiration" effect. I think my brushwork was tighter as well. You were right to produce a slightly different painting to keep lit fresh. Looks great!

  4. GREAT painting Dean. I'm intrigued with your boxy feathers. Cool!

  5. Beautiful, like the other one !

  6. WOW - love those feathers - great texture and beautiful colors.

  7. Very nice Dean. I think the person that purchased the first one needs this one too. A whole collection of Dean's ravens, maybe?

  8. I just had a flock of black birds that look "raven-y" take over my bird feeder this morning...wish I had my camera.

    All your work is so inspirational Deano, especially your raven paintings! I love your colors and how you gave the feathers form. Great job on both!

  9. I'm playing catch up here Dean - fantastic painting of the raven, but also think your frog is just the best!


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