My painting "The Spirit of Birds of the Field" Scenes of Nature Art Contest

in art •  8 months ago

The spirit of pheasant, quail and wildfowl protects my forest, field, and farmyard. This is my piece for #scenesofnature contest hosted by @sethlinson

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Here is the full piece.

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I really wanted to do another female form in the guise of spirit or angel. I had done one for another contest the spirit of sea and sky.

I take a challenge that inspires me and give myself to work on one major piece that fits my own portfolio as well as the style of the contest. Merging the joy of my own art with the fun and community of Steemit.

Here is the pen after the pencil sketch for the finalized layout.

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And here is a gif showing some of the MANY layers I use to make such a painting. I am just in under the wire, I think, as I have been working on this piece daily for the entire week and it's just the deadline now for the contest. I hope I made it in time, if not I am still happy with having made this work.

It is pretty close to the deadline, but if you would like to enter or see other contests just go here

If you appreciate my work please feel free to upvote, resteem, and by all means comment.


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Beautiful painting! I especially love her face, and the gorgeously colorful pheasant - it almost looks illuminated.

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Thank you I used pheasant breast feathers as the inspiration for the background.

Why did the pheasant cross the road?

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To sit on the spirits lap, of course... :)

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You've got a sense of humor. :)

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Well, I've got something, so let's call it that :)

This is very lovely, @donnadavisart! I love the colour choice and also the design of the piece <3 She's such an elegant figure <3 You have very expressive strokes * ___ *

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Thank you, It's very zen once you get into making marks on art.

Is it weird if I prefer the pencil sketch? :)
I shall take oil classes at some point. Maybe I will do it next week!

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No, art is subjective and up to the viewer to decide their likes and dislikes. I am glad you like any of it :)

very creative and extraordinary drawing! and you must be the winner. I love the colors. congratulations

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Well, there are other nice pieces, so we will see. I just like to enter these because it's really a good way to focus my normal weekly art schedule. Last time I got an honourable mention but it still got me a steem dollar, so that was good. I'll take it!

This is great!!! It just exploded on my screen @donnadavisart, o how I hope one day when I ''grow-up'' I will draw like this :)

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Who are you kidding @jungwatercolor you are an amazing arist and are fabulous at drawing. Thank you though.

I love the spirit and the pheasant , the wings f the spirit and the background seem a little unfinished though like you are not quite done yet with the work. But none the less I really love this piece ...

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It kind of is not perfect yet, but I took this painting on this week for a contest and this was the level it was by today, so actually I will finish up the wings more before I share it again for my Bescouted collection, so good eye.

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Looks finished to me - the ruffled look works for me. But the hardest thing is always to know when the work is finished and not to over-work it. I love the way this protectoress glows.

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Thank you. I always like a rougher painterly look, but I will most like touch up the wings just a bit. Having decided to do my weekly art work in conjunction with Steemit contests is great for meeting my deadlines and I am hoping it will also improve my speed in my workds. :)

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Less haste, more speed, that's the way to go! Then again...for your kind of quality we can wait.

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Very true, that should be in needlepoint on my wall :less haste more speed, I like it.

It won't be perfect, that is for sure. I like a bit of messy in it as I like to see the painterly-ness, if that is a word?

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Brilliant :)

Fantastic! I'm overwhelmed, @donnadavisart! Those shapes and colours and feathers... and it also has a folk vibe to it. I like pheasants a lot as an artistic theme. As a crazed GIF maker myself I can tell you: well done, my friend :)
All the best,
Klaudia

Wonderful painting!!!!! Upvoted and resteemed ;-D

Hi @donnadavisart. Your painting is one of the featured works in today's showcase of contest entries. Stay tuned, I'll be announcing the winners tomorrow!

AMAZING work Donna. Love the way you have incorporated two pairs of wings and the use of brilliant red and golden warmth gives this angel a power that all the other angels will want a piece of now. 💖

Wow, that is really beautiful! Amazing life and depth and color... that's the sort of work we often show at our gallery. Top notch!