Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Big Goat - Final

 © Ellen Blonder
© Ellen Blonder
Finally finished. I decided to stop before overdoing everything. The second photo gives a better sense of the scale of this, and why it took so long to paint.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Big Goat - 18

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I've been working out the orchid structure, frustrating because my key reference shot was blurry and other shots were from different angles. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Big Goat - 17

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I'll still have to do more to the background, but I want to add details to the orchids first. I've waited a long time for this. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Big Goat - 16

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Today, I filled in the thin red flower stalks to the goat's right, and added more detail behind the goat's back.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Big Goat - 15

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I want to keep a misty softness to the background as I start filling in the tree trunks and foliage. Today, I started on the red ti plants on the right. I'm saving the orchids for last.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Big Goat - 14

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I finally finished the plant on the lower left and can move on to the middle and background. The first step was giving the air a soft, misty look. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Big Goat - 13

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Leaf by leaf, this is the last few days of work.