A Shadow in the Meadow by mythmaker

A Shadow in the Meadow

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Added: Nov 04, 2005
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Only in the most peaceful corners of the countryside could you find such a sight... and such a sight would likely be your last...

Some of you will have seen the original version of this - but I grew tired of trying to make it right - so I started again! Smile

I tried to paint this one with a looser, freer style. I still ended up refining the figure a lot. But I'm happier with this than I was with my original atempt.

Thanks for looking! Smile

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Guest's picture

Pretty

mythmaker's picture

Thanks! Glad you like it! Smile

rw2gallery's picture

This is so wonderful, it has so much movement, Fantastic!

mythmaker's picture

Thankyou! Smile Atmosphere is something I try to give a lot of thought to...

pennywise's picture

This is such a lovely piece! You've perfectly achieved the warm, fuzzy atmosphere of a meadow on a sunny day - brilliantly off-set by the blue skin-tones of the woman. Just beautiful!

mythmaker's picture

Thanks Linda! You're very kind! Laughing out loud - I feel a bit guilty when I look at the full pic - it's got some really scribbly bits in it - definitely one to view from a distance! Wink

enayla's picture

The feeling in this one is unbeatable. After having clicked 'post a comment' at the bottom of the page, I scrolled back up to try to find some way to describe it... but, nah, I don't have words. I love the colours and the shapes in this one - it's stunning. Great work Smile

mythmaker's picture

Thankyou Smile

mythmaker's picture

Thanks a lot! Smile Shame you didn't leave a name...

Guest's picture

her soft face and deep set eyes emediatly captured me in the moment of this peice. i fell right into your amazing composition, color, and texture right away!what i love the most also is that at 1st glance you HAVE to look again and i myself observed more and more new and intersting things: added detail is great. continue INSPIRING

Guest's picture

This is absolutly beautiful. I love the way her wings look so real, kinda downy like. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
love & light
Fern

mythmaker's picture

Pfeh!... Is that all?!... Couldn't it wait?! Tongue

rita's picture

Sorry, Siravalenta - but had to save a life first! Smile

mythmaker's picture

Thanks Simon - Means a lot! Smile I do think I'm progressing, though I usually need a bit of time after I finish a painting before I start to like it (the refining wears me down!)...hmm... perhaps now I'm ready for something... umm.. Spectacular! ;D

mythmaker's picture

Thanks Rita... but shame on you! - Pierre commented first!! Wink

mythmaker's picture

It really is quite rough and unrefined up close - I used the strokes more to describe the form, and threw in lots of texture. But viewed at this size it pulls together! Smile

Guest's picture

Very nice, certainly your best yet. The subtle movement and the effect of light and shade really add to the piece. A Baron's Pick for this one.

mythmaker's picture

Thanks Pierre. The approach was quite different with this one - I was playing around with the paint instead of carefully illustrating every blade of grass - I tried to simulate that complex randomness found in nature... or... something.

rita's picture

Most wonderful - really love it Smile

sdavis123061's picture

I never saw the original version, but this is just excellent. I agree with Pierre, the detail in the grass alone is just incredible, great color/lighting and rendering on everything. Fantastic painting.

carles's picture

I saw the original version in the WIP. It was gorgeous. But this one in simply astounding ! The grass is amazing.

Art at its best.