Daughter of the Forest – Painting Complete!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 0 comments

Daughter of the Forest – Painting Complete!

Hi everyone! Here is a closer look at my new painting “Daughter of the Forest”. This is a commission piece – done with oils on linen canvas. It is the largest piece I have been able to do on linen so far measuring 24 x 36 inches, which was quite the treat! I haven’t done many works on linen as of yet – but I have really been enjoying the process ^_^




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Being such a large and detailed painting, it is much easier to see all the little nuances in the detail shots here on the blog. The client wanted a painting of a woman with predatory animals. The first thing that popped into my mind was a throne in the woods – with the animals standing guard around her.

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I wanted to make it a bit elaborate as well, as there was so much space on the canvas to create my own little world. There are little wolves in the background and deer racing through the forest… as well as the cosmic sky adding a spiritual feel to the space in which they inhabit.


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I chose the wolf and the mountain lion as her central guards. I hadn’t painted a wolf in many years and the last time I had he was also a protector figure. I have been wanting to paint a mountain lion, however, for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try!


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I had a great time creating this painting. It has a real positive feel to it actually, it makes me happy when I look upon it. It took me around 2 months to finish it – from concept sketch to final glazing. I am glad I got to share its progress with you guys on social media and I look forward to sharing with you everything else there is to come!


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I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the summer!

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