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Making Waves

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Making Waves - Swimming Tiger

"Making Waves"

Swimming Tiger

This is an excerpt from my Artist Journal entries for the creation of the Making Waves painting. Below is from a time when I was struggling to finish the water portion of my painting.

So I think my problem is my reference photos. Or rather, that I am relying too heavily on the literal photographic reference they offer. I had made some minor changes to the tiger's positioning in the water as well as his physical shape. Also, this tiger was swimming in a zoo and there was a large concrete wall where I was standing with my camera. Because of this, the water did not flow backwards properly off the near side.

After some deliberation as how to research this, I decided to play in the bathtub. I created wakes and ripples and just watched how water moved. All in all, it really helped me sort out how to finish the water elements of this painting.

A camera is a must for me to collect the proper reference materials I need. But occasionally, I forget that I can't rely too heavily on what they show me. The camera can distort reality. It is important to be able to think for myself and to be truly observant.



Image size 28.5" x 18"


Signed Artist Edition Print

Image size 22" x 14.25"
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Matted size 14" x 11"




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All materials touching matted prints are acid free.
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