Sunday, February 1, 2009

Billy Bob Finished - Original Pastel




Billy Bob
8" x 10" (20.4cm x 25.4cm)
Giclee Print on Fine Art Paper
$40 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US

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Thank goodness the watermarks were easy to cover up this morning and the paper took a bit more pastel! I made a few adjustments with his mane since taking away part of his chest it changed the way his neck would be. His mane is a little exaggerated in length. Even though he has the most beautiful thick mane and a tail that is not only thick but touches the ground, his mane it isn't quite this long. I figured that is my artistic license so it really doesn't matter that much.

Regardless of the outcome of this painting it will still make great prints and I'll enjoy the original so all is not lost. I still want to do the original comp but I don't know if I'll start on it next or not. I didn't realize how much of myself I had put into this painting and I want to do something not quite so intense if that makes any sense. I have several reference photos of Billy Bob that I want to do so I may pick another one before doing this one completely over. But don't worry I plan on doing it again - it's one of those paintings that begs to be done - so keep an eye out for it!

20 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow...... this is beeee-yooooo-T-full! Karen I don't have the words to adequately describe how wonderful your talent is. *sigh*

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Sheila - LOL - I'm so glad you like it!

Susan Carlin said...

You did a wonderful, wonderful job on this painting, Karen. I do miss his chest after all, so I'm glad you're going to take another run at this great fellow again. I wish I could get up close and personal on this painting and enjoy every pastel stroke. Wow.

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Susan. Yes the whole dynamics of the painting changed by changing the composition. It's still a good painting of him but doesn't have the same "feeling" about it. Thanks.

Barbara Pask said...

Karen, I think it is wonderful. Sorry for your struggles but from my point of view the change is very nice, a happy accident.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Barb. I appreciate it. Happy accidents do happen ;-)

Edward Burton said...

Very beautiful, Karen! I loved seeing it progress.

Karen Hargett said...

Thank you Edward - and thanks for visiting my blog. I've admired your work - very nice.

joasdi said...

Wow Karen....It's a pity that some things had to be changed along the process but I really think you've created a very beautiful work of art!

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Joasdi. I'm glad it turned out as well as it did.

Dean H. said...

Great pastel, Karen...I enjoy the color strength.

Helen Read said...

Karen, I love the texture and light you were able to portray! Very nicely done! :)

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks Dean and Helen - I do appreciate you both stopping by and commenting - it's great to have your continuing support ;-)

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Really nice piece, Karen - and the colors are wonderful!

Karen Hargett said...

Hi Regina - thanks so much!

Sandy said...

ohhhh this is beautiful. I followed a link to get here and am glad!

Karen Hargett said...

Oh that is nice to hear Sandy - I'm glad you found me ;-)

Marsha Robinett said...

Karen,
Knowing the history behind Billy Bob this must have been a joy to do. I know from your post that some changes needed to be made. It turned out beautiful.

Karen Hargett said...

Marsh yes this was so much fun to do and I look forward to doing my original comp and others too. I'm glad you liked the way it turned out.

BTW - good to see you out and about ;-)

Jo Castillo said...

This is great. You have a great touch with the expression and gesture. Nice work.