Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ready to Fly
5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
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This colorful chickadee looks poised for flight. Is he off to gather nesting material or food?
When I paint these small birds I love how the bristles of the brush imitate their feathers. All I have to do is lay down a bold stroke or two and then keep myself from working over it (that’s the hard part). This series has forced me to be really committed to each brush stroke. I’ve notice that if I play around with these too much they become overworked very quickly.
Also, if you haven’t been to Greg LaRock’s blog yet, you should stop over there. He’s an excellent teacher and each of his blog posts has very useful tips for painting.
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