16 March 2010

Oiseau 02-A

16" x 20", oil on canvas, 2008

I was experimenting with a bit of an angular look for these bird paintings (which I softened a bit for the ink versions), which kind of makes them look sculptural. Also in the experiment column: non-naturalistic colours for the birds and the backgrounds (not for every painting, but most).

I'm posting this little birdy in honour of the visitor we had in our home this morning. This isn't a blackbird (and blue isn't this guy's natural colouring, either) but I chose this piece for its green background; happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!

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