Monday, February 15, 2010

campione del mundo

I think it is almost finished.  I am not to sure about the red butterfly, I may paint over it.  I know I am getting close to the end because today was a difficult painting session.  I am trying not to over paint an area and that is what happened to the bulls face.  I wiped it off with thinner and tried to repaint.  Not sure how I feel about it now.  I wanted to add some highlights but am not sure if it needs any.  Same goes for the lips and tongue, I over painted them but I think I brought them back.  Let me know what you think, be mean if you want, I can take it.

Just realized how much glare is in the images, sorry.

 

4 comments:

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Love the tongue, and the hooves are so much better now. Glad you added the tail. Also not sure about the red butterfly. I like something darker on that side, but this might be too direct...I'll have to think on it. Jake on the other hand thinks it's funny - that the bull is sicking his tongue out at the butterfly, almost like they're in combat.

A.Hope said...

niiice work. I have one of your prints from the second storie sale and i love it!

I'm not a huge fan of butterflies in most work...BUT i think this one adds a really sweet balance/contrast to the bull coloristically and conceptually.

Jim said...

Thanks for the input. I am also not a fan of butterflies but somehow they made it into a painting. Thanks again.

Jake is the man!

Luke said...

I like butterflies.