Monday, 4 November 2013

FREE PRINT - GOLDEN TIGER - GALLERY SIZE PAINTING By SEA DEAN - Progress images


GOLDEN TIGER
ORIGINAL BY SEA DEAN
12" x 16" x 5/8" Gallery Wrap Canvas
ORIGINAL SOLD

To view my Gallery please visit Daily Paintworks. This painting is sold, but similar originals or prints may be available by contacting me. 

Buy now, gift wrap and relax with a smile when everyone is still rushing around in December. Everyone purchasing from now till 25th December 2013 receives a free print as a thank you.


This gallery size painting was inspired by a photo supplied by Liz and Dave Vowels. The Vowels recently returned from viewing tigers in the wild. They were hoping they would catch a glimpse of the illusive beast and they were rewarded by this rare sight of a tiger sauntering out of the jungle within feet of where they were.

Not surprisingly, the original photo is a bit indistinct from distance and excitement, but what caught my attention was the beautiful camouflage of the Tiger's fur which blends so perfectly with the background grasses and trees. It was challenging to create enough definition to make the tiger the focal point, but still convey the diffusion of his markings. I'm very happy with the result.

PROGRESS IMAGES











































 Progress Photos

1. Finished painting with sunbeams, softer undergrowth and specks of interference light gold on the tiger. This image is more colourful because it was taken in morning north light. The others were taken in poor light at night.
2. Original Photo
3. Everything in place but lacking detail
4. Adding a dark value to the shadows for definition
5. Last night with a change to the undergrowt
6. Detail of finished painting





Cat # 13252 - Golden Tiger
From a photo provided by David and Liz Vowels