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Crosswinds

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By CenturyWild   |   Watch
Published: August 5, 2018
© 2018 - 2019 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 in 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 in hopes 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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ria-illustratesHobbyist Digital Artist
Grats on the dd! Love the motion of the ducks :)
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Thank you! :) I had fun trying to recreate this memory.
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NurRayArtProfessional Traditional Artist

Epic Mother of god

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.:blush:. 
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Impressive details!
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Thank you!
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Stunning work !
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Thank you! :heart:
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Congratulations on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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Thank you, Mila! :bow:
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Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)

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A DD?! Congratulations, and well deserved!
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Thank you, Becky! :D
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This is just splendid!

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

Welldone! :)

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:wave: Thank you for the encouraging words! The DD was a pleasant surprise. :D
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Beautiful painting !!
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Thank you!!
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MohnliedHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wild and beautiful. I like the light and the shapes
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