I am very happy to be finished with this painting. I mentioned below in my previous post that this was a definite challenge. I kept the fur a little abstract, because I wanted to capture the feeling of boldness, courage, fear and action in this painting. If I had detailed the fine hair like I have done in the past with a bunny or squirrel, the message would have been lost. This painting is 16″ x 20″ and available.
This was a fun painting for me to do, because I knew exactly how I was going to approach it from the beginning. The other challenge I usually have, is to photograph the painting in the right light, and get it the exact colors as in the original painting. This time, I was able to get the first shot and the job is done! It is so nice when everything goes right the first time. Unfortunately there are less then 16,000 Pandas left in the world today. We must help protect our endangered species. Thank you for all of your support… Onward….to the next painting.!!
To watermark or not seems to be the big question. I notice many successful artists do not watermark their artwork, and have no worries or concerns about people downloading their images. I guess if someone really needed to download an image because they could not afford to buy an original painting or print, it would not break the bank…but what if thousands of people did it? What if hundreds of thousands of people did it?
Nowadays with wireless high quality image printers, anyone can make a print. Anyone can copy the image, upload it, and put it on anything they want to. And, even if you do watermark the image, if someone wants it badly enough, they are going to Photoshop the watermark out!