16X20 oil on canvas
I finished Mr. Cooper today! You all have seen him already but I will tell you what I changed today before declaring him finished. Because at this point, adding more will just be more.
Here’s what I did… I added a halo of light on his tail, rump, head and back of legs a bit. I reworked the side of the rock he’s standing on, adding the palate knife strokes, and the green grassy stuff on the bottom left. I lightened and softened the top edge of the hill to push it back in space more, and I signed it. I like the rough palate knife stroke, for me that sort of thing changes it from a blown up photograph in to a painting… art.
They are a little hard to compare because the one photo is a little warmer than the other. It’s closest in color to the finished one. But here you can see the changes I made today.