Friday, March 5, 2010

Big Horn Bonanza

Busy blogger pal Gary Keimig not only has his own website but three other blogs. I follow his Painting a Day blog and visit his Outdoor Adventures.

Gary took an awesome photo of a Big Horn Ram roaming around in his home state Wyoming. I can see why the gorgeous scenery and sights are a constant inspiration for this prolific artist. Gary was kind enough to let me paint this big guy.




8x10 oil on Raymar panel


19 comments:

sam said...

Sweet! Great colours Sheila, really intersting backgournd with those chiselled strokes)

Edward Burton said...

This is wonderful, Sheila! Beautifully handled.

Kathy said...

Nicely done! Again, your brushwork is fantastic :)

David Larson Evans said...

"Beautifully handled." My thoughts are the same as Edwards.

-Don said...

I love the difference between the background brushstrokes and the strokes in the sheep. Great job!

-Don

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, Sheila. Such confident, dynamic brushwork! To me, this painting is a great example of what you do best... This is definitely one of my favorites, awesome job.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love the choice of colors.
The back ground is amazing.
Great brusheork.

Anthony Duce said...

I really love the brush strokes and the color of the background against the animal. But I looks like everyone else loves your brushstrokes too. Great painting.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

This is stunning Sheila! Love the colors too.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Sheila, I enjoy your brushwork and I particularly like your personal interpretation of the ram!

Mark Landes said...

Sheila,I only got to #7 of the wealthiest artists. I didn't see any good art. They are creative people who are entrepeneurs. The smoke and mirror "art world" is more like a lottery of fate --not a concern to serious artists. ALthough of course everyone likes to be famous and rich and an artist too. Nothing to spend time on though. An honest painting has no price. You are a good artist. Don't compare to others. Just keep growing as an artist.

Celeste Bergin said...

confident brushwork and the colors are spot on!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sweet! Good one, Sheila.

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, this is gorgeous. You've captured great detail in the horns and in the fur. Not only that, but you have surrounded this handsome fellow with a beautiful background! You are constantly leaving me in awe!

Gary Keimig said...

Your painting did come out great Sheila. I have received 2 posts from fellow artists who have taken up the challege. It is really fun to see what folks are doing with that photo. I am still working on mine.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful job, Sheila! You have really stretched your artistic reach with this one!
I follow Gary, too...great blog.

Dean Grey said...

Amazing job on this, Sheila!

It is quite detailed!

The brushstrokes are SO lively, almost electric! I can practically hear the buzz (wait, do rams buzz?).

A very strong animal portrait!!

-Dean

martinealison said...

Hello Sheila,
J'aime les touches de couleurs que tu as choisies pour travailler le fond de ton tableau. Le regard sublime de ton bouc ou bouquetin, wouahou! tu ne peux que baisser le tien, il t'envoûterait le bougre! Mais je suis certaine que c'est un tendre séducteur! Bravo

Anya said...

Amazing piece of art :-)
My compliments .....

Wonderful blogsite you have :-)

Greetings Anya