October 10, 2009

"Hunter the Magificent"

I met Hunter at the Ren Fest. He was so regal and calm and had such a presence. His owner plopped a wizard cap on him as they walked off which he tolerated pretty well, but clearly it was beneath him. I think a crown would have been much more fitting.

Woke up to snow on the ground this morning and it is downright cold here. Please say it isn't so! I had thought I might want to go out and paint this weekend but I'm pretty much a fair weather plein air artist. So it's just not happenin'today.

Hunter the Magnificent
6x8 Oil on linen panel

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Double "D" said...

That's incredible, what a beautiful character capture this is. This is one of my favorites. You know, your pretty good at this, I mean really, really good.
Great use of color and of course your wonderful brushstrokes.

He does look like a king.

Chuck Dilmore said...

Ahhh, he is lovely!
i adore the eyes...
you captured his demeanor, Deb!

glad you are still
feeling the buzz of
the festival!

and we are reaping the rewards!

Double "D" said...

P.S. Please don't send the snow to Michigan. I know we don't have a snowballs chance in h e double hockey sticks.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

So you think I have a chance at this art thing Doug?
Thanks, as always! I do appreciate your comments and praise.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

I think you are right Chuck - I am still feeling the buzz! If I would have known that, I would have gone sooner.
Thanks! So glad you like his kingly self.

Calli said...

Oh, Deb, I have to agree with Chuck, you definitely captured his demeanor!

I am attending my Ren fest next year. I've wanted to for a few years and haven't taken the drive, but since you're still feeling a buzz, it must be great fun! ...and, well, men in tights...I'm there! ;)

and thanks for enjoying the hilltop views over at my place :)