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L Skylar Brown
12-02-2011, 04:30 PM
I started tinkering with this concept last year, but other things took over. So, I'm back playing with this image. It is a WIP, not a finished piece. 5 layers. Oils on Canvas. Tho I've used refs, it is from scratch. Orig.Working size is appx 4800x5400 pxl at 300 ppi resolution. I'm not sure whether I should keep it loose, or take it up a notch for tighter graphics and crisper edges.

justjean
12-02-2011, 04:32 PM
Love those pine needles and cones :)

Alexandra
12-02-2011, 11:21 PM
A gorgeous setting Skylar, love it!

Caesar
12-03-2011, 01:51 AM
You already got a wonderful festive composition, dear Skylar. I can hardly imagine therefore how amazing it would look once finished.

limey-g
12-03-2011, 02:24 AM
Excellent job on the pine needles, love the concept.
Geoff

screenpainter
12-03-2011, 02:58 AM
gorgeous Skylar. looks near finished to me. . it's a real beauty.

semd74
12-03-2011, 03:01 AM
Beautiful Skylar (as usual)...but just curious...why do you use such large canvases?

coops
12-03-2011, 04:00 AM
Beautiful work once again Skylar:)

L Skylar Brown
12-03-2011, 04:21 AM
Jean, Sandy, Caesar, Geoff, Screen, Semd, Coops - Thanks so much for commenting!
Semd - I think I work large from habit. With a larger format, one can go in much smaller, and produce more detail, I think.

justjean
12-03-2011, 04:46 AM
Skylar, a beautiful finish :):), but the edges of the globe appear to me to be to hard and in MHO they would look great if softened:o

L Skylar Brown
12-03-2011, 04:54 AM
Jean - I think you're right. I thought that would work, but what it does is draw attention to the fact that all the rest is so loose. I think I will start all over again.

justjean
12-03-2011, 05:19 AM
Oh no, just soften the sharp edges and it will be fine :)