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Aspens on Mount Herman by Tyrannosaur17
Aspens on Mount Herman
There's a small mountain just west of Monument, CO called Mount Herman. I've walked up there twice this year, and look forward to going back again someday!

The picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, when the aspens in the higher altitudes began turning gold.
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Peaks Behind the Pines by Tyrannosaur17
Peaks Behind the Pines
An 11 x 14 inch canvas with an acrylic landscape. Happy little trees. The grass took quite a while to finish, but I'm happy (enough) with the end result.
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Tyrannosaurus Pair by Tyrannosaur17
Tyrannosaurus Pair
My pastor commissioned a couple of dinosaurs for some family members. He says they love the paintings. :)

Males competing for territory? A male trying to woo a female? One of them trying to make a meal out of the other? Who knows?

Painted with acrylics on wooden plaques, 3 x 5 inches each.
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John K. Patterson
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Black Forest, Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Various movie scores, rock, hymns, movie trailer music
Favourite style of art: Pencil sketches, acrylic paintings
Skin of choice: Dinosaur scales
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you. ~ Gandalf the Grey
Interests
I only dabbled in acrylics four years ago, for a month or so. Then I left it by the wayside, until September 2013, when I decided to pick up a brush again and see what I could do. It has taken off way faster than I thought it would. People bought some of my mini paintings to hang as ornaments on their Christmas trees. My work is going up at a local coffee shop, and I just finished a landscape that turned out better than I thought it would. As soon as I have a good quality scan, I'll post my latest works for everyone to see.

And now I'm wondering about how to take this further. Particularly about payment and commissions, and the possibility of turning my artwork into a career that can feed my writing habit. I'm also very curious about the possibility of doing my own cover art (at least for self-published work, but if I get a book traditionally published I might ask to do the cover).

Any advice? I'm kind of teaching myself and trying to see where else I can go with painting.
  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Reading: The Paradise War, by Stephen Lawhead
  • Playing: Gears of War 3

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r-dario Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
thank you
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kenobirob Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch ;)
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Celem Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my stream and rocks pic :)
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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InaWolfsimage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool to meet someone else on here from my state! Awesome Gallery!
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Tyrannosaur17 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I appreciate the support. You have a wonderful gallery as well.
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InaWolfsimage Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you and my pleasure. ^__^
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Sergiba Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thanks for the fav! :D
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Sebastien-Ecosse Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
thanx for the fav! :)
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JaikArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the +fav :) I appreciate the support :)
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