I recently completed my kestrel painting and got lots more experience playing around with techniques. I am still trying to get larger spatters around my subjects and recently read that you can squeeze paint from a larger paintbrush to achieve that effect. Will have to try that on my next piece! In the meantime, I hope you all see something you like in this tiny bird of prey and venture out to get creative on your own!
Here is my newly completed work “Chopper”. He is a North American Pileated Woodpecker, and it was fun hanging out with him as he took shape. I am really trying to find a balance between being detailed and adding some splashes, spills, and splatters to create a dynamic. I think the balance in this piece is a bit closer to where I want to be.
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
I painted this in response to a creative cue hosted here. The photo cue was that of a broken pocket watch, and for some reason it made me think of how time is fleeting. Hence, I expounded upon that with this piece.
Don’t let time wash away on you…enjoy every moment!
I just finished “Archimedes”, my little Saw Whet owl. While painting this I tried to start incorporating some much looser strokes, and I spent a lot of time flicking the brush around the edges to create atmosphere and dynamics. Even at rest, I wanted this guy to have some energy!