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Crosswinds by CenturyWild Crosswinds by CenturyWild
19" x 25"
Oil on masonite 


Long time no post! :D Here is an oil painting that combines two scenes that I have had the pleasure to experience in person.

The first reference used is one of a buck standing in the shadows slightly further out from a doe; the second reference is from a group of mallards that have often shown up during the same location and time as the deer. The most light and warmth is found in the foreground areas to reflect a late evening. Like all paintings, this one came with it's own challenges. Much of the colors and background from the original references needed to be altered to fit the image in mind. Even after digitally warming the temperatures and changing the tones, the colors were not where they needed to be. The only resolution was to create my own palette of desired colors and hope that they work together. :fingerscrossed:

The overall scene is very personal to me because it serves as my ideal source of inspiration, and it is the place where I collect most of my references.

I am lucky to get to see and experience these animals in the fall season. :)
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Given 2018-11-19
Crosswinds by CenturyWild ( Suggested by psoty and Featured by TokyoMoonlight )
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peterdomanic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work !
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
Congratulations
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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SamanthaTorres12348 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
Amazing painting.
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Mila! :bow:
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Championx91 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Emote Sign: Thank You - F2U! FREE flying hearts Icon 
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Championx91 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
You're welcome! :love:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)

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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Daisy thank you FREE flying hearts Icon In love FREE flying hearts Icon 
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A DD?! Congratulations, and well deserved!
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you, Becky! :D
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Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Professional General Artist

This is just splendid!

It's so good to see works like yours getting the DD treatment.

Welldone! :)

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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
:wave: Thank you for the encouraging words! The DD was a pleasant surprise. :D
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Beautiful painting !!
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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Mohnlied Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wild and beautiful. I like the light and the shapes
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
I changed much of the lighting from my original references, so it was tricky to get the light and shapes the way I imagined them. I'm happy to hear you enjoy the end result!
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Elli88 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting, I love how you did the feathers! =D Evenings have such wonderful colours aswell.. ^.^
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018   Traditional Artist
:wave: Thank you! The feathers were the most challenging part. I was very back-and-forth with the layering of them.

I agree! Evenings can produce such magnificent ranges of color. :)
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Aksha-k Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018   Digital Artist
great!
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018   Traditional Artist
:)
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CckyGy81 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Amazing capture of the duck expressions
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Birds can be quite expressive. :D
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vanndra Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, lovely palette :)
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your kindness! :heart:
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asari13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful :) magical colors and composition!!
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:iconcenturywild:
CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) It definitely felt magical getting to see these animals up close!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a lovely painting :heart: I love the deer - I guess you know that, with my tendency to write long stories in the descriptions of my drawings - but the mallards... They are just amazing! And the lighting! How did you even get close enough to the ducks to take good photos? In the area where I live the mallards are incredibly shy, and I have yet to take a good photo of them!
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
:wave: Thank you for the kind words! :heart: Deer are one of my favorites as well! I think we have similar favorites when it comes to animals since you also have listed snow leopards as one of yours. ;)

Wild ducks are very timid indeed. Even when using a 600mm lens, I find I have to be VERY sneaky about it. :shifty: 

It's much easier to get good references at a local park where the ducks are used to people. These ducks are much more approachable and sometimes will even walk right up to me.

Good luck with your photo taking! Keep after them, and you will get one!
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, here they are hiding in this tall grass... And they see you long before you see them!
Guess I'll have to go to a park then, or just find some other images I can use :)
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done!
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Non-Attendance Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work, such an amazing attention to detail. How long did this even take you to do? It looks so well done.
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :aww:

To be honest, I lost track of the hours. This is a painting I've had out for two years (thrown into the mix with many other projects) and have occasionally came back to. It took much longer than expected to complete because I kept changing my mind in the middle of it (mostly tweaking the color palette as needed). Needless to say, I am relieved to have it finally completed. ;)
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
beautifully done :aww:
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
your welcome :aww:
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
This is excellent work :iconclappingplz:
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoy it! :bow: FREE flying hearts Icon 
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Very much so take a bow its wonderful! :aww:
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Heythere-nightmaRe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful work, I love the orange light
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you! The orange glow is definitely what makes evening my favorite time of day.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Really NICE!

I've seen similar scenes like this in the marsh during Autumn..
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CenturyWild Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you George!

I bet you have with all of the exploring you do. Autumn is a magical time of year for sure. :D
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natureguy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome!
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