Friday, March 26, 2010

CHALLENGE
I thought being as I am about to get real busy with opening the gallery and have to go to Montana for the next 4 or 5 days beginning sunday-this would be a good time to offer a new Wildlife Art challenge of this Cow Moose I took last spring. Thought it might be fun to work on a backlit animal. So have at it. I have posted it to a size that by clicking onto it-you can copy a large image of this old girl. When you are finished I hope you will send me a copy of your art to post on my blog as we did with the Bighorn Ram. If this goes like it seems to be going I am going to have to begin a new blog. It is fun though to put everyones submission together just to see how everyone interpretes what I am posting.

10 comments:

Kay Abeyta said...

Well, I had so much fun painting the Big Horn, guess I'll have to give this a try too. Moose are my favorite anyways, I spent many summers with them in cow camp on Union Pass.

rahina q.h. said...

hi Gary, been so busy i havent been able to comment. i am amazed at how much excellent work you have done!

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow, Gary! Three new things for me to see here! If I can find some time and energy, I may just do this challenge for myself. Whether I send it on to you? Well...that is another story altogether! LOL I will undoubtedly be able to have my granddaughter (who is 5) do a better job on it than I could! Love the two paintings below, especially the winter scene with that approaching (or is it setting?) sun...Beautiful!

Susan Roux said...

I wish I had time to try my shot at this piece. Backlighting seduces me and its hard to resist...

Unfortunately the timing is terrible. Just yesterday I was saying how I'm not sure when I'll get to finish my painting to bring to the gallery at the end of April. I have snagged your photo and maybe I'll eventually get to it...

Oh, just look at all that backlit underbrush!!!
The temptation is great...

Janet Belich said...

What is the deadline Gary ? I would LOVE to give this a try but will be outta town next week also.

sam said...

Is it one challange a month Gary, would be good to have a target to work towards. Excellent idea to keep this going, I would like to do this too, if I didnt spend so long on them! Maybe a small one...

Crystal Cook said...

This is a beautiful photo! And that lighting is just gorgeous! I want to paint her! I'll try to make time for it.

Celebration of Life said...

A backlit moose? You are killing me here, Gary! LOL

I am going to try this challenge, please give me more than a week though.

I have finished Boar's Tusk and posted it on my blog if you want to go take a peek! Let me know what you think. Thank you so much for your suggestions, I appreciate them very much.

When I grow up, I want to be an artist like you!

Jo

r garriott said...

What a great idea. Will be very exotic for some of us 'city slickers'. Great photo.

martinealison said...

HI,
It's a good idea... I don't say not! But in this moment i'm very busy because i must finish some paintings for my exhibition and with my hospitalization i'm late. But the challenge will be later... with a woman, of course!
Best regards.