Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blackbird Painting

We are in a break between class sessions at the moment and I miss being able to show off what I have been working on. So I'm trying to document this month's painting as I go along. For this piece I knew I wanted to work with reds and Naples yellow and blue violet. I started with a wet in wet wash and a splash of color.

At this point I knew I wanted birds flying but not which kind. After several trials the obvious choice seemed to be Red-winged Blackbirds. Here they are blocked in.

The next step was to work out a connection between the splash and the birds.

I'll continue with this and post more next week.

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