Birds, birds, birds!!!! I am tiring of all these birds and need to come up with something else. This will probably be my last post until after the holidays - too much cooking to be done - so maybe I will "refresh" and try another subject.
I know this is a repeat of Oriole #1; I used the same reference photo, just changed the background color and made him larger. I wanted to try something easy for my first experience painting on mylar. I like the feel of the brush as it pulls over it as I prefer smooth surfaces for painting. It has a few downsides though and the drying time is much slower.
Mr. Bluebird is my first attempt at painting in about a week - I haven't touched a brush. We went to Atlanta for an early Christmas with our son and his children - loved seeing them - just don't get to visit with them often enough. I'm not sure I'm finished with this painting, I think it needs a little work still but wanted to go ahead and post since I haven't lately.
This is not one I'm particularly proud of. First of all, I took the reference photo when we were in France a few years ago and it was washed out with not much contrast. I loved the scene but just couldn't get a good contrasted image ..... and all that grass!!!! Anyway I decided to go ahead, cut my losses and move on with this one. Maybe I'll revisit it some day when I can figure out how to create light and shadow where there is none.