Sunday, January 19, 2014

Moose ~ Symbol of Heightened Awareness

"To make your creative work really inventive,
you must tap into creativity from the Creator.” 





Moose Spirit ~ Primal Energies
Day 19

Strength ~ longevity ~ Psychic ~ Creativity
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8.5 x 6.5" Hand Painted Watercolor on Yupo Paper
Matted and Framed to 10" x 8"



Painting Options

First Step - Paint the eyes.


Second and Third Steps -
Because I wanted the moose dark on a lighter
background, this was initiated with medium to dark mid-tones.




Fourth - The background wash was added.


With the background in, I could see that the value of the
far antler was too light. The painting was finished by
darkening that part of the antler, lifting a little pigment
here and there and adding a few darks and darker mid-tones
and adding more value and details to the background.



It's a a little past noon here and this is the earliest
I've posted during the 30/30 yet.  This painting went
really smoothly. I guess Moose Spirit was by my side.

I hope you are having luck with your creative endeavors today! 

As Always, thanks so much for stopping by and for
your friendship, comments and feedback!

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