Thursday, February 24, 2011

Goats Gruff

I found these billy goats in Wyoming and immediately, I could hear my own "story voice" in my head saying, "Who's that tripping and trapping across my bridge?" (the voice of the scary troll under the bridge, about to be outsmarted by the goats Gruff).
For this small painting, I started out with a black canvas, so that only the goats themselves would be sparkling on the painting; all else would be in the cool shadows. The goats are entirely in cool colors too, with the exception of the warm golden rim light that's dancing on their backs. 
The Goats Gruff got to be in Randy Higbee's first 6"Squared show in California, and they got framed up nicely for the event. Thanks, Mr Higbee!  

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