I painted this on Thanksgiving of 2016 while spending the holiday at my grandparents. Grandpa (who is also an artist) let me use his art supplies and I picked a random photo he had sitting next to his easel. I didn't realize until I had done a lot of work and my grandma had walked into grandpa's studio that the building in the picture is where she went to school.
Back in August of this year (2016) I came out with my FIRST PRINT!
It is titled "Freedom" the original was done on 16 x 20 canvas panel in oil paint. The print itself is a little smaller.
"Freedom" The original oil painting
The printer made the print a bit darker than the original, and I'm happy she did. It seems to sharpen the overall image up quite a bit and adds depth to places you wouldn't even think about such as the folds on the the flag. This piece is part of my ongoing series of pictures involving the American Flag and the bald eagle. This is the first time I added something else to the mix though, that being "We the People" from the United States constitution. i hadn't ever done lettering like that with oil paint before it was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
Yet another orange lake. This one is a little bigger than usual, as the size I tend to prefer to work with is 16 x 20. I'm probably going to continue with this size as it seems good for landscape work.
I've actually never been deer hunting in my life, only small game like squirrel, so when people start talking to me about the "points" or whatever I just have to shrug. I do enjoy the taste of the meat though, delicious. I spent quite a bit more time on this than usual.