Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An Alabama Cow


24"x18"
Oil on Canvas

This is my submission for this week’s challenge on Karin Jurick’s “Different Strokes From Different Folks” blog. Once again, my goal was to do something quick and loose. I failed on both counts. It’s somewhat loose, but not quite my goal, and I messed with it way too long.  I thought you might like to see a couple of WIP pics of my process.

I started out fine. I did a loose and sloppy sketch with thinned out paint on a toned canvas:




Then I slopped some paint around:



Then I did too much refining. After my husband looked at it and said, “What happened to loose?” I went back over it and slopped some paint on it again and tried to be messy.



Maybe somewhere between picture 2 and 3 would have been a good stopping point. I’m finding it very frustrating that I can’t seem to do loose well, but I’m not going to give up. Yet.

6 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Mayby be it's not as loose as you would want it to be but it's a beautiful cow never the less.

Edward Burton said...

Great cow! Beautifully done.

Laura said...

Maybe loose and messy isn't your thing. I was scrolling down the cow images on the Different Strokes website and there was a lot of loose and messy, but your cow is the one I actually clicked on, because I really liked it, the colors, the style.

Torrie Smiley said...

Your work is amazing! I love your cow. I kept watching for your cow. I love it!

:)

Deborah Ross said...

You did a beautiful job on this!

Olga Wagner said...

Love your cow!!! I feel your pain - I try to do loose and always end up caught up in details...