Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Pastel for Today

"Rocky Mountain Goat"
9" x 12"
pastel on sandpaper
This Oreamnos americanus - climbs around on the most precarious cliffs.  You can see them in the highest mountains in the Rocky Mountain states.  This one is molting (aren't we all right now☺?).  Creating the wool texture and coloration was a challenge. 
See it at my Etsy shop.


Vern Schwarz said...

It's always a tough assignment to paint something out of the ordinary that's most believable in a photo, but you pulled it off beautifully Pattie. I really like how it fills the page.

Pattie Wall said...

Yes, it was Vern. I didn't want to get hung up on the EVERY bit of detail on the fur and guard hair (as it's called) - wanted to create a believable illusion to it with color and direction of the strokes. It was fun - but I could see getting caught up in it and perhaps taking away from the spontaneity of the piece. Thanks for visiting!

Mary said...

Very well done!!!

Ruth Andre said...

Love the colors in this Rocky Mountain Goat painting.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Mary and Ruth!