Sunday, April 5, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Here is the same watercolor at two different stages. First stage is a study of Juncos. I look at the watercolor and for what is missing: The signature "hood"! After adding it I put the birds in context-they feed on the ground. Don't stop too soon, check for errors and add context!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A portrait calls for one object/person/bird to be more important than the other objects. Biophilia claims all animals are important! How can one have a "center of interest" if one object does not stand out?
Space is the answer! The space between is the cohesion ecologist's talk about and landscape painters present. Simply put a branch in front of the bird and it makes it a landscape. Try it!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Then I frame these colors with darks: really black but I mix my black or use indigo from the tube. If the bird is dark then the background is light. I'm finished when the darks set off the lights!