While this is not strictly a Christmas painting, I think it would fit in nicely with our decorations this year.
Unless someone else wants it? For sale here!
I’m not sure if I’m finished with this painting, but I don’t know what else to do with it. I like the bird, but it doesn’t seem to belong to the same world as the background. I think there are a couple of different styles going on. My solution – move on to something else.
I am on a bit of a roll with the sparrows – I’m painting a couple more after this. I am really enjoying working with the brighter colours. Painting flowers is new to me, so I’m having fun figuring that out.
Adding a few flowers to my bird paintings has been fun. It’s a nice opportunity to try out new colour combinations. I can’t remember the last time I used pink!
Working on something bigger this time. With the larger size, there’s much more background space to consider. I tried to make it interesting, but not too busy, so that the focus stays on the birds.
I like it when I can mix up the greens with another colour. Especially purple! Helps the birds to pop out, I think.
I never get tired of seeing all of the Blue Herons in Jericho Park in Vancouver. There are so many – nesting in the trees, feeding at the ponds and flying over. Further down along Spanish Banks, dozens wade into low-tide looking for a meal. Lots of painting opportunities.