Tuesday, June 16, 2015

S is for Serengeti


Unfinished - to be 12X16


Somewhere along the way, I have forgotten that not every painting has to be finished at one sitting.   Turning a painting towards the wall for a few days is one of the best ways to prevent overworking it.

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As for the letter "S,"  I have always been in love with the animals of the Serengeti.  This ancient ecosystem hosts the largest terrestrial migration of wildlife on earth. And it's on the bucket list.




17 comments:

  1. I really like what I am seeing, Chris!!! :)

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  2. really nice majestic looking lion :)

    i would love to go the Serengeti, but the heat would probably kill me :p so I just look at photos from the people that have been :)

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  3. Dear Chris- sometimes it takes a break to even decide if something is finished or not. Honestly I think this could be finished. ..it looks so good. Also caught up on your previous posts Chris. Love your puppy love. Just so sweet. Also enjoyed reading about your dad. I can see why you would be so proud. That special generation knew what was important and were willing to die for it. God bless each and every one of them. Hope your day is wonderful.

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  4. That is a great tip! I often struggle with knowing when to stop on a painting, and keeping it out of sight for a little while would help. Beautiful work!

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  5. Yeah, it sounds pretty hot there, Jennifer. I still want to go.

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  6. Thanks for the comments, Debbie. Yes, my dad's generation was really special. Our dads and grandfathers had their priorities straight.

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  7. Thanks, Cindy. I got that tip from my mentor. It really works.

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  8. Chris, this is another beauty in the making. I am in awe!

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  9. Great start, Chris, though maybe it could also be finished. Time will tell you. Tried to heed your comment about 'note having to finish one in a day'....but still have to work on it. Thanks for reminding me.

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  10. This looks so good! A lovely beast... almost friendly! :)

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  11. He is a handsome looking boy!!! I also put mine away for day or two when I start getting too silly about whether it's finished or not. To get to see the Serengeti would be awesome, the hottest place I have visited is the Pilbara in Nth Western Australia.

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