Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moose On The Move


This painting was done from a fabulous challenge photo supplied by Gary Keimig. Not only is he a great painter, but check out his photography. I've always loved these awkward looking giants, who are so graceful as they move. Powerful and virtually fearless as they roam the forests, they are an absolute treat to see on those very rare occasions.
oil on board 8" x 5 1/2"

21 comments:

  1. Nice painting Vern. Thanks. I will be posting it today on my challenge blog. Am working away on mine and hopefully within a day of finishing it.
    Read about your wife in your last post. My prayers are going along with those of others. I have been cancer free now myself for 6 years. Truely a blessing of God.

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  2. This painting is Super! I can see that signature Vern Schwarz stylized brushwork style a mile away. The colors are earthy and harmonious. The way you painted/blended the highlight around that creature adds a mystical touch. Gary's photo was a fantastic reference.

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  3. Wow Vern, this painting really rocks!!! I think it's one of my favorites of yours. Nice of Gary to share his photo with others.

    I am also very glad to hear the good news about your wife's health,---and Gary's too!!

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  4. Wow! Okay, this deserves another Wow! I love the backlighting and the texture/color of the grasses. I bow in the presence of painting greatness.

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  5. Love this Vern...I wrote that on Gary's site too...
    And how absolutely wonderful the news about Rose. We will keep that channel open for you ...Yes, do celebrate life!

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  6. Oh how I love a good Moose on the run ...... lol
    Fabulous piece Vern that backlighting is just perfect. Such lovely creatures. I agree with Alice it is a
    "Vern perfect painting"

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  7. This is a beautiful painting, Vern and a great title. One of the most difficult things to paint (in my opinion) is backlit subjects. You've handled the lighting beautifully, he glows with light. Love the muted background compared to the tall grasses, you can hear the stillness, but at the same time you can hear the grasses swishing; very well done.

    I'm thrilled to hear your wife's news, wow, we serve an amazing God! Please give my very best to your wife.

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  8. I love this Vern! You created such a wonderful atmosphere surrounding the back lit moose.

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  9. A wonderful painting, Vern!! Love all the value contrast, color, and texture!

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  10. Wonderful painting, Vern! You have captured his beauty and dignity. I would love to see them in person.

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  11. One of your best! This is a really great piece. I love the backlit effect.

    Best wishes to you and your lovely Rose.

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  12. Wonderfully done, Vern. I love the rim of light on him. Yes, they are incredible animals. Had one in my backyard a few months ago which was a fun sight to see.

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  13. Fabulous backlighting on this beautiful creature! Lovely news about you and Rose, congratulations and a big "thank you" for modern medicine and the power of prayer! Here's to a healthy 'next five years'.

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  14. I've never seen one in person, but this painting is a very nice start.

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  15. Hi Vern, Thanks for the kind words. I just love what you have done here.As always very nice brush work!!

    I will be checking out Gary's Challenge page !

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  16. Fabulous piece Vern the backlighting makes it pop.

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  17. Vern this is sooooo good! Love the rich Burnt Umber and reds in his coat. The back-lighting around his body is done so well. Your treatment of the grass and the color choices for it are just perfect. I really like the way you softened the background too. Everything about this works so well.

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  18. Stunning, powerful painting, love that light. I love it.

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  19. I love how this guy just glows in the light!

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  20. I love this painting, Vern. It really has a magical feeling.

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