Tuesday, January 15, 2013


"Buddies"  (pastel, 15x8 inches)  $475

"Buddies" is one that I thought was finished when it actually wasn't. I was going by the photo and included a hoof of the left goat that I later realized served no purpose other than to clutter the composition. After all, who's to say the left goat didn't have his front legs tucked under him?

...While I was fixing that, I softened up the ground shadows and 'fixed' up the fur a bit... It's so hard to let a painting be done sometimes. But I do like this final better than the first 'finish'. Below is the early finish, the original reference photo and the cropped, color-adjusted photo.

"Buddies" is available at Cactus Jack's Gallery in Gruene, Texas through January 28, 2013.

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