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Keepers of the Sage by Earleywine Keepers of the Sage by Earleywine
36 x 48 Oil on Canvas

36 x 48 Oil on Canvas

This is a commissioned painting for a friend. The deer carcass if from a young buck that got hung up on a fence and died. He drug the carcass out to the back of his property to help some of the wildlife get through the winter. This female coyote hung out for quite awhile enjoying the bounty.
The magpie on the right I had to somewhat use the position of a photo the customer found for me online somewhere - although I changed the details and the markings to match the other two magpies, and the light to fit into the painting of course :). I spent a couple days magpie hunting with my camera - but the little buggers are kind of skittish and wouldn't hold still for me !!
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mumuku Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Earleywine Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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KigerwolfRD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work! The fur and greenery look so realistic it's just stunning! 8]
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, thank you very much :)
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webworm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Wonderful work!!!!!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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webworm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
It's my pleasure! :D
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:iconmaska13:
maska13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Like to photo, fantastic!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you once again :)
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:icondanscurtu:
DanScurtu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awsome
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
really awesome^^
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
your welcome:hug: your art is brilliant
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic job!!!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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JWilsonArts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a nice person to take that carcass to the critters who were struggling in their wintering. This is a beautiful painting!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :). That Is the thing to do in the wintertime - especially during a rough winter. The critters can use all the help we can give them at times
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bluthy1999 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
wolves...are... AWESOME!!!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL I agree, and soon I will be doing a drawing of a wolf. But, this painting is actually of a healthy female coyote.
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bluthy1999 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I love coyotes too!
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etp56 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Very awesome. The magpies in front of the scene make this prefect.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was actually quite worried while working on it about whether it was going to work or not. With the amount of detail in the trees and the coyote, I was afraid the magpies would just look like giant birds instead of being on a plane in front of the coyote. But it seems to have worked :)
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:iconliv27:
Liv27 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, its amazing!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I was huge. LOL
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
absolutly amazing gallery you have
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
pleasure realy enjoyed your gallery
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you and Robert Bateman (I hope I spelled his name correctly?) good friends?
You are amazing!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL I have been asked that before and had to go look up his work. He is pretty damned good!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes he is, and so are you.
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PASTELIZATOR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
!
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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JoLee-Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
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babypinkbird Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I love how the blue feathers stand out against all the white.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ! :)
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ButterflyShards Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy.You simply cant be human making something like this with paint.
Its impossible and thats that.
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
(and she looks behind her to make sure her tail is not showing)

LOL

Thanks :)
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ButterflyShards Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hhaha its my pleasure:D
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benedickbana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
opps,, i thought it was a photograph in the thumbnail! :D :D :D ...anyway..done put in Marvelous artworks! and Very Wonderful works Ma'am!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL Thanks :)
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amazoncanvas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Amazing work!

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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done :)
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Martzart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Oh that's funny, I just voted for this painting earlier today for a bird interaction thing...
clicked on your gallery just now, because of the lady-bug bite conversation ...
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meihua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Beautiful painting with great composition :D
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :). Took me awhile to figure out where I wanted to place the birds so that they would be interacting with the coyote, but not look too contrived.
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meihua Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
They look great at the distance they are :) Very natural!
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