Thursday, December 09, 2010

Mule: Complete

20 x 60 oil on canvas

I finished up the Mule yesterday, and I think it turned out pretty good. This one was a pleasure from start to finish. I really had fun with it. All the rigging in the harness was a joy to paint. I hope this proves to be a popular subject because I'd love to paint a few more. When it's dry and varnished, I'll be delivering it to my hometown gallery Mason Murer Fine Art. I've already emailed them a jpeg, and they seem very happy to get it.

detail

Now . . . what to do next? I'm not really sure. There's an event coming up next summer that I could get started on (more on that later), but what I should do is get some new work to my other galleries first. The last couple of years have been lean ones to say the least, but in the last few weeks I've seen a resurgence of sales through my galleries. I'll probably get going on some work for them first, then dive into that other "project".



10 comments:

Kristen Reitz-Green said...

This is so lovely! The details and overall subtleness of color really draw me in. I love your work! Thanks for sharing your progress. It's truly inspiring.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

I *so* wish I owned this. It's just incredible. You are a treasure of inspiration, and the day you decided to pick up a brush full time should be a national holiday.

Petra Voegtle said...

Wonderful painting. I absolutely love this and I know how much work is in the details. But despite all the time you need for creating such a wonderful art work it is also so rewarding to have these details coming alive. As I already said - I can nearly hear the click clack of his hooves.
Greetings Petra

Holly Hartwell said...

It's nice when you have fun painting new subjects isn't it. It revitalises you. Awesome as always.
xxx

Dean H. said...

You have brought this to a wonderful completion, Neil!
I don't care how many great paintings you've done, that still has to be a glorious feeling!

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks everybody. This one was really fun.

Adam Hall said...

amazing detail and talent!!

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

Absolutely stunning Neil beautiful colouring and the grey background is perfect :-)
Love it!!!!

randy said...

This looks outrageous! I wish that I could see it in person. I especially like the slight offset of the mule which really complements the gradation from light to dark of the background. The neutral grey was a perfect choice and helps to draw attention to your subject. I hope this is a quick sale for you.

Regards,

Randy Ford

Anita said...

Wow, absolutely amazing work! Thank you for sharing it.