Same Roper, two different looks.

I took several pictures while we were in Arizona last winter, and really liked this cropped version. I went in to the first one in my usual manner and and liked the results. a few things that i’d do different….the hat feels a bit flat…needs more color.

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When i decided to do a second one, i took the reference and played with in in iphoto. I could see some lost edges. This time i used a limited palette, and mixed the colors on the paper instead of the palette. I used quin.burnt orange, French ult. blue, perylene maroon, and maybe raw sienna, i’m not sure.

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I feel the second one is more exciting because of the lost edges and limited colors.
this one is sold.

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