Sunday, 10 August 2008

zebra painting - work in progress - stage seven

i have the finish line in sight now. still a little more work to be done on the zebras, and ground.....then some foreground grass should put the finishing touch to it. the stance of the baby zebra bugged me a little so i altered it. i had a headache by the time i finished painting in the dark stripes on the baby zebra. lol
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19 comments:

  1. :-0 I love the sun reflections you have on the Zebra's hides. It really gives this piece so much life and colour. Such a good job making this feel like the hot African grasslands.

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  2. Beautiful! The colors are so rich and lush with the colors of the sunset setting off the colors and lines of the zebras. Aren't you just tickled to pieces over how it turned out? Stunning art.

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  3. Thanks, Jennifer...that's the feel I was aiming for. :)

    Thanks, Linda....I'll definitely be glad to get this piece finished. It's been put on hold too many times for commissions and other projects., so it's been good to finally devote my art time to it alone. I am pleased with how it has turned out so far. :)

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  4. This is absolute perfection Serena,
    It's brilliant, the refections of colour on the animals, the gradual changes of depth of the colour from the background to the foreground.. Just perfection, Ro

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  5. Awesome! You hve such talent!! :):)

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  6. Wow...I'm speechless....the colour, the shapes, the light. I can't believe how talented you are! I am going to put your link on my blog, okay? You are amazing!

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  7. Superb! I LOVE it!
    Great job with the reflected light off the whites.

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  8. I love this piece!! Everything about it is just perfect. I'm sure painting all those stripes was a little eye-crossing!!

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  9. Thanks, Rita ~ :)

    Thanks, VV! It's definitely okay if you want to place a link to my blog in your side-bar.

    Thanks, Jessica ~ :)

    Thanks, Janet! I'm glad you like it ~ :)

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  10. absolutely stunning Serena but your animals always are. I love the warmth of this and the caring look in the mother's zebras eyes. I know it is you and your son. :)

    Becky
    www.illustratingforchildren.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks, Becky...that's really sweet of you to say.

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  12. This is STUNNING Serena! I love the colours . . . beautiful work:-)

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  13. wow, what an amzing piece of art from a very talented artist! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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  14. Oh.My.Gosh! This is just so incredible, Serena!!!! It is so beautiful I had to touch and stroke the zebras. Now my screen full of fingerprints!

    This is awesome, Serena :)
    I love the colors. So full of drama. Oh, I'm getting goosebumps! :D

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  15. Thanks, Maria ~ :)

    Thanks, Nic ~ :)

    Thanks, Luci. lol My student came for class the other morning and stopped dead in her tracks when she saw the zebra painting. Barb said she felt like crying because she felt such strong emotion welling up inside. She was so taken with it and I was stoked that my painting had such an emotional effect on someone.

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  16. Serena, I've enjoyed watching this piece come along. It is just beautiful, but all of your art is. :-)

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  17. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Deborah!

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