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Thread: Elk WIP (In Gallery Titled Echo)

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    Elk WIP (In Gallery Titled Echo)

    I spent some time over Thanksgiving up in a small town just out of Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) called Estes Park. Great wild life photography and many small art galleries in town with some top notch local wildlife art. It motivated me to do this piece.

    Still needs a lot of work. The background plan is to fill in more with distant trees to darken it and the foreground is still to be decided. The Elk is pretty much just blocked in with a few details done. Any ideas or comments are always more than welcome. Thanks for checking it out.

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    The left side of the background is looking really good. Continue that to the right as you intented. The grass in the foreground is nice, maybe some rock, bush or fallen tree to the left bottom

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    Thanks for the comment and for checking it out Boxy! I have to work all weekend but hopefully I will get to do some more on it soon.

    Thanks 4sk0 for the comment. I agree, some sort of object needs to be in the foreground like bushes or twigs or something that can enhance the reflective light that is on the elk.
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    Little here little there. Still working on the puzzle to make it all work. Next step is to continue working on the background forest and trees. A lot of trial and error at this point. Once the background is done I will move back to the foreground, clean it up and see if it all works... or not.
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    Frankly, I think your background is done. Too much and you'll lose the mood. Work on your elk. He is your focal point.

    Really excellent background colors!!!

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    Martin.............you're untouchable with these animal paintings!

    The patience you have for the detail work floors me!

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    Thanks for the comment Judith! The foliage I plan on adding to the trees in the background will be fairly sparse and open to maintain the colors in the sky. Hopefully the mood will be maintained. Thank you for checking it out and for your input!
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    Hey Peter... It's Sketch! Lol! You're right though, Marty is untouchable with his wildlife paintings. Either way... Glad you liked it and thank you for the comment!
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    This is amazing.Excellent.I too agree work on the elk,with little background and even less foreground.I like the first with very little background.Create's a very wild and very natural atmosphere.Love it !!!
    Marty

    PS Thanks for the compliment.Sketch I will feel better with my work when I can achieve the mood and atmosphere you create with all your work.You are one fine artist that I can learn from and then use your freely given painting skills in my work.Thanks for that.
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