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Thread: A lamb - after the Old Masters

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    A lamb - after the Old Masters

    The reference was from a crop of a painting by Eugéne Verboeckhoven - he has lots of lovely sheep paintings - I might try some more.

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    The reference was from a crop of a painting by Eugéne Verboeckhoven - he has lots of lovely sheep paintings - I might try some more.

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    Nice copy.

    Just an fyi -- just because it's old doesn't mean it's correct. So feel free to improve on the masters, as it were. Don't let the haze of venerable reputation cloud your own eye.

    In the original, the sheep's eyes are a bit cock-eyed. We'd notice it in a human straight away, but in a single sheep in a big pic, it's a mere detail I doubt most would notice. But isolated front and center, it's noticeable. I bet one of his apprentices transferred the drawing.

    Anyway, my point is that with the selection of source material when painting from reference, one needs to use as critical an eye with a projection of how the image to be copied will work for them in their own painting. You're the artist now. Use that other stuff, but take the opportunity to fix mistakes as well.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    yep June the bugger's Right anybody got some mint sauce

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    DA, I must admit I don't usually have trouble with eyes but these had me undoing so many times - that must be the reason why.

    Mr. Ploos - how could you eat something that looks so innocent? I can say that from my lofty view as a reformed carnivore.
    June.

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    A very nice interpretation June.

    Yes, the original does have a wonky eye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    Eugéne Verboeckhoven - he has lots of lovely sheep paintings - I might try some more.
    Holy Smokes June....The man loved his sheep alright!...... I like your painting...mostly like that you chose to paint just the one sheep instead of doing a complete copy , taking a bit here and there from the 'Old Masters' and makin' it your own.....It's fun and always good practice..
    Nice one....Take care,
    Steve
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    Well, they are tasty...

    This is fine work. Eyes are always troublesome.

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    Hi Steve and Megan - another who loves his sheep is Johann Baptist Hofner - I have a print of 'Little Shepherdess' hanging on my wall. When my grandchildren were younger, the little ones thought this was a picture of their big sister.

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    very well done !
    regards,
    waheednasir.
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    Thanks Waheednasir - I liked the ref even if it did have wonky eyes.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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