Friday, March 29, 2013

Little sanderlings skittered in front of the waves on the beach and I painted them quickly in watercolors. Later, I didn't "feel" the sanderlings, which had excited me at the beach. I decided to remove the color on the bird's head and back which was making it so heavy, dark and "slow". These are fast and delicate birds. The edges make this painting-the hue, shapes, and brushwork are common. So, watch how a painting can be worked and worked till it feels right. Note how the series of dots add motion.

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