Posts from the ‘Small Work’ Category
I decided to paint fur instead of feathers this time.
I really enjoyed working on the first crow painting, so I decided to do a couple more. Here is # 2.
This is the time of the year when you see young crows learning to fly. They are so vulnerable – usually sitting helplessly on the ground until they figure it out. I watched one little guy get off the ground, only to slam into the side of a parked car. Kind of comical once I realized he was okay.
I’ve gotten a little behind on my posting over the Christmas season. Here’s one from last month.
I clearly have a thing for Chickadees, since this is the third one I’ve painted recently. I’m pretty happy with how they’ve turned out. And even happier that one has sold!
Once again I was challenged by the shiny, shimmery, iridescence of feathers. I was trying to capture all of the colours that were reflected back from his feathers, but also wanted to show how shiny he was. I don’t think I succeeded (but I like how the head turned out).
After my previous hummingbird fail, I wasn’t sure how this one would go. I find the shiny iridescent feathers difficult to paint. What colour do I choose for something that looks green and orange at the same time? Keeping it simple works best for me. Paint less colours instead of more, and let your imagination fill in the rest.