Tuesday, 2 October 2012

September Project

The latest episode in the series of projects that Peter Ward and I set for each other. This month Peter sent me an interesting wild life photograph.

Cheetah Family - Photograph

My first decision was to change the format to portrait rather than the landscape of the original photograph. That was the easy bit, the real challenges were in trying to produce something that captured the texture of the pelt and the many spots on it. Another enjoyable outing.

Cheetah Family - Watercolour on Not paper 14" x 11"


Peter Ward said...

I like the composition and overall it works very well. A bit weak on colour perhaps?

Ray Maclachlan said...

Good composition Mick, though I agree with Peter about the tone. Maybe some lost edges on the mother? The spots are great, would not have the patience to do them all.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Mick,
Just wanted to let you know that I am taking a break from blogging and closing my blogs. You have always been so kind to leave comments from time to time so wanted to let you know. I wish you all success with your own painting career.
Love this one...a different direction, but very nice.
Maggie Latham

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Thanks. Agreed the colour is not as saturated as it might be.

Mick Carney said...

Ray - Cheers. Yes more saturation would improve it as would a variety of edges.

Mick Carney said...

Maggie - Thank you for everything you've contributed not only to me but to the large number of artists who have been inspired by your work and support.