Friday, March 19, 2010

This morning we awoke to a little bit of snow. Was sure hoping for a lot more. Lander, 75 miles east of us had a foot. South and central Wyoming has roads closed. We are still hurting for moisture. I am in charge of weather recording for the U S Weather people and we have not had an inch of moisture since Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful morning though and after my session at the Dubois House of Horrors where I put my poor foot through excrusiating circumstances I drove up the mountain above my house but by the time I got to where I could get some nice shots of the departing storm it all socked in on me. fog and flurries. Oh well it was really quite pleasant.
I did get a few hours in on our Deer painting. Working my way down from the top detailing as I go. Even worked the top deer quite a bit. Will be getting more sagebrush in as I go so it won't be as scattered as the top. That should give the painting stability or a foundation at the bottom.

15 comments:

DennyHollandStudio said...

I like how this painting is shaping up, Gary, the composition is very interesting. Can't wait to see the finished result.

G. Lindwood said...

Gary-Thanks for the kind words about my pastel painting. I look forward to seeing UNSEEN BUT SENSED DANGER when it's finished. Gretha

Celebration of Life said...

When I saw this picture of your painting, I gasped.... it's going to be beautiful. I am anticipating with baited breath! :o)
Jo

Dors said...

Coming along great Gary. I feel this is going to be a masterpiece.

Looking forward to later updates.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Starting to take shape Gary I'm enjoying the work in progress.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gary, I think this is going to be stunning when you are finished! I find myself marveling at how well the deer are camouflaged against the winter grasses. So cool to see and think on God's wisdom.

Crystal Cook said...

This is beautiful Gary! And now you've started the deer, it's great! Hope you didn't damage your foot too much. I look forward to seeing the finished piece!

JRonson said...

A portrait of a beautiful land, i wanna see after the finished work x)

Kan said...

Yep, this is coming along nicely, I am looking forward to how you handle the deer, especially the buck.
I was up your and Vickie's way Thursday morning. Had planned on stopping to give you and Vickie a hard time but while I was at my sister-in-law's just before noon, it started to spit snow and it had snowed pretty good on the ridge before Dinwoody coming up.
So I did a quick stop at Headwaters, talked to John and then left for home. Ran into snow all the way from Red Rocks to Morton, got home about 1:15, quickly threw hay to my mares as it was spitting snow then, just got into the house and a blizzard-like hit. So was glad I chickened out and came home early, even though I missed visiting with you guys. Next time!

Kay Abeyta said...

One of these days I will learn how to type my name! :-)

Celebration of Life said...

Hey, Gary! If you have time today, go to my blog and look at my latest progression. I need your suggestions! Thanks!
Jo

Judy P. said...

This painting is looking beautiful!

Celeste Bergin said...

this painting is looking so good--I am tuned in to see the finish!

martinealison said...

I like your painting and the atmosphere. Good work.

Bruce Sherman said...

Stunning composition and colour... even at this stage Gary! Your tactic to complete this piece will really pay off in the long run for you!!

Good painting my Friend!
Reagrads,
Bruce

PS take care of that leg!