Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The foxes are finished!

"Georgia Red"
30" x 40" acrylic on deep gallery-wrapped canvas

After applying the marvelous suggestions from Deb Pero and Debbie Anderson, I'm calling this one finished.  I like the way the colors harmonize now.  I removed what Debbie called a 'cinnamon bun' root that was distracting as well as adding the warm reflected light that Deb suggested.  Thanks, you two!  I really believe this is a much stronger composition than the original and I certainly learned a lot by going back into it.
This painting, along with about 50 others at last count, will be available at my solo show in late April at Art on the Avenue in Macon, GA.


Deb said...

Wow Pat! What a difference now! I love it! The simplified foreground now acts as a great stage for all your star performers! Momma fox looks fabulous - I really get the feel of warm sunlight filtering through the trees and bouncing back up off that good ol' Georgia clay.
This is wonderfully done!

Pat Burns said...

Thanks for your help, Deb! I named it "Georgia Red" as much for the clay as for the foxes.

Sheila said...

Wow... first for the finished painting, then for the number of painting for you SOLO show. How awesome are you?!

Pat Burns said...

I'm still working on more so that the gallery can have some choices. About half will be 8x10ish with the largest being 24x48. I'll also be showing 'Spirits in Stone', which I'll catch y'all up with in a post soon.