Friday, November 09, 2007

Florida's Lion 2, Panther, Wildlife art by Fawn



"Florida's Lion 2"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard

SOLD

It was brought to my attention (by an art contest judge) that my perspective was off on my first painting like this. It may have been a little, but now after creating a whole new one, slightly larger, I don't think it was off too much at all. I really followed the photo more this time, taking less artistic license, at least in the anatomy. I still played around with the colors and the lighting, which I really like. I like the striking contrast of the first one, and the exaggerated angle of the head.


The thing I like most about this painting is the harmony of the colors, and the reflected light on the chest.

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4 comments:

Tom Smith said...

Morning Fawn,

I think the judge was searching pretty hard. Perspective has so little to do with this painting as to be meaningless. Your work is not photographic, but much softer, fluid and pesonal.

The great thing about painting is that the creator picks the realities, not some set arbitor of physics, time and space.

Fawn said...

Thank You Tom, that is what I thought too. I guess some people just don't get it! smile.

Rene' said...

I actually like the 2nd one better, but also do not see what the "critic" had to complain about. course, I might be a little predjudice...ya think.
Love ya
Mom

Fawn said...

Ya think?

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