For years I have been a fan of the artwork of Jack
Vettriano, so I decided I would do a painting influenced by his style. A UK photographer Satyruk2000 http://satyruk2000.deviantart.com/
graciously allowed me to use his wonderful photo as the inspiration for this
painting. I've photographed this painting over 100 times trying to get the colors just right. It is still not perfect, but close.
I love eagles. There is a nest a short distance from my home
and I have spent many hours, watching and taking photos of them. This was
painted in thick, bold strokes to represent the power and majesty of our
This combines two of my favorite subjects to paint, a nude and an iconic western landscape. This was the most difficult painting I have done to photograph. It changes colors some in relation to the amount of light in the room. My reason for mentioning that is I have tried to get the color as accurate as possible. The real thing, as always, is better than any photo.
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“...one doesn't paint a landscape, a seascape, a figure; one paints the effect of a time of day on a landscape, a seascape, or a figure.” --Edouard Manet
Seated Nude, 1973
21 X 25 inches, oil on canvas
45 X 55 inches, oil on canvas
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