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My Dove by keight My Dove by keight
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This is finished except for varnishing. Oil painting on 12"x16" gessoboard; based on the “My Dove – study”

Colours used: Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Pthalocyanine Blue, Titanium White, and a tiny bit of Cadmium Yellow Pale and of Cadmium Red.

12-18-2007 EDIT: Last minute touch-ups and tweaks, including repainting my sig. Current status, in transit to it's new home.
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:iconcherylofbath:
CherylofBath Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
Thank you very much.
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mybuttercupart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love. :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Thank you very much.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Thank you very much.
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Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You blended the fur colours so nicely! The lion looks so peaceful. ^^
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank you. Working with oils makes blending a bit easier.
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:icondragons-garden:
Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I never tried oils before, might give it a try one day. Your paintings make it looks so effortless. :D
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
This medium has a long drying time, needs good ventilation while working, and can get very messy. Other than that, color theory is pretty much the same all around; and it is all a matter of practice. Two good rules to follow: never mix paint with your brushes; and rinse and wipe your brushes between uses when you need to switch them during a painting session, then thoroughly clean all the brushes you've used, when you finish for the day.
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Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply.
Thank you for the explanation. I do have experience with mixing the oils with the paint brush and yeah..it did not turn out well for the brush. Lesson learned haha.
I take it as the paint doesn't dry so fast it allows a lot of corrections to be made? :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It allows some corrections to be made easily. A mis-painted stroke can sometimes be lifted off with use of a palette knife, a clean brush, or a soft cloth, without hours of reworking. Blending colors smoothly into gradients is easier and more correctable than with other media. However, you do have to wait until the paint is "surface dry" to drop in crisp, fine, highlights. :) There are trade-offs to all painting media.
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Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am eager to try it out one day. ^^ I do a lot of paintings on wood lately and think would be the perfect medium to experiment with. :) :huggle:
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It is definitely a traditional surface for oils. :)
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Writer
Aw, that's nice :love:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thank you very much.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   General Artist
The varying fur textures were captured beautifully! It's also very endearing to see such an imposing predator gently caring for a smaller animal.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Thank you very much; both for the kind words and the fave.
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Femalevampireshadow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
This is a wonderful/adorable/amazing drawing!!!
You're a gifted artist.Keep it up!!!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thank you for those kind words, and for the fave.
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:iconfemalevampireshadow:
Femalevampireshadow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Writer
Ur welcome ;-)
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Is there any medium you have problems with? Acrylics, Oils, Line art, Prisma colours and photoshop. :rofl:

Lovely image and judging from some of the videos of animals I've seen recently, eminently possible. :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
I am a coward when it comes to water colours. :D
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
What? No issue. From what I've seen, no worries. :D
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Right now. I'll settle for acrylic washes. :D
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procella-x Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Here is the link to the story!

The Lion & The Dove

[link]

thanks so much for reading! ^_^
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procella-x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD.
I didn't think that anyone had ever thought about this enough to make a lovely painting!

you HAVE to read my story!
It's called the lion and the dove! well, you don't have to read it

but can i use your painting for my preview? I will give credit to you of course.

I'll tell you when I put it up.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
I would like to read your story and I thank you for adding this piece to your favorites.

I have to say No, you man Not use this painting for your preview.

Other than posting this on line in my personal portfolios, my client holds the reproduction rights of this piece, while I hold the copyright. It was an engagement gift to her fiance, also a wordplay on their names, and she flat out stated, "NO PRINTS, no one uses this for anything! It is ours".
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procella-x Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
oh...how lovely!

well...can I put up a link to it?
it's just so amazing!
the world MUST see it!
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I am delighted you like this so much, and I do admire your enthusiasm, but I must confess I am rather leery of what happens to the things "the world MUST see" after they are seen by the world, as I have seen some deploring results to my work already. As a result of that, I must say, no, in this case, you may not.
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procella-x Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ah. do not worry!
I understand, it makes perfect sense.
But I thank you for painting it and letting me be a fan ^_^
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Oh wow, I really, really love this. How sweet and peaceful and stunningly executed!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Thank you for your kind words and the fave.
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Firstborn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I liked this over at PB and i like it here. ^^ The lion looks so gentle and cuddly. :cuddle:

I believe it looks even better in real life too. Lots of gorgeous green leaves. :nod:
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Thank you so much. :hug: The camera did this no favors. :D After wandering through our local galleries and seeing some of Rembrandt's, Monet's, and van Gogh's (to name just a few), masterworks I realize that camera's and printers have to be really high-end to accurately reproduce what our eyes can see.
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Firstborn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
Yeah, the problems with digitalizing traditional work. :no:
That's why I started to work digitally. My watercolours didn't fit into my scanner. ^^
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
My for-print clients are why I got into digital work. I am frustratingly slow with it still, though I enjoy it very much, especially when I have to stop in the middle of something. Hitting "save" sure beats traditional clean-up times. :D I have several clients who only commission traditional work; besides, I love the feel of working with acrylics and oils. Honest, my spiffy new easel has little to do with it. :D
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CaroleLee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
nice work!!! :)
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Thank you, and thank you also for the fav.
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Tohma-Seguchi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
God that is magnificent, very beautiful. That lion looks so realist. His peaceful look is very nice.
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thank you very much.
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:iconftourini:
ftourini Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice painting! Looks so realistic! :clap: :D I love the expression of the two animals looking in the eyes! :D Wildness meets delicacy! :aww: :love:
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keight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thank you very much. This was commissioned as a gift from a girlfriend to her boyfriend. When I saw the couple last month they were both very pleased with the piece.
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ftourini Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It is pretty cool!:thumbsup: I' d love to have it hanging in my room too! :D
Sometimes i feel a bit melancholic when i give the original pieces, especially if i spent days on something.. Thanks god my friends ask for copies and not the originals anymore, since i make more digital stuff while in the past years everything was traditionally made.. :lol:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
In this case the clients have requested "no prints".
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:iconang3llor3:
ang3llor3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist
not perfect
but great
love it =)
:+fav:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Thank you for the comment and the fave.
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:iconthorby:
thorby Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
My God! beautifull as always keight! very few people masters digital and traditional techniques as you

Regards from Mexico
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Thank you so much, Joaquin.

How have you been?
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
The colors play well together, and both the lion and dove have a wonderfully soft look to them - realism tinged with the ethereal. Lovely. =)
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