8"x8" oil on Raymar panel $200. SOLD
Isn't nature a marvel?
The different colors in the avian world
always surprise and delight me...
and I do not live in a tropical place.
This is from a trip to beautiful
Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
Less than a two hour drive from Las Cruces
and up to an elevation of 9,000ft.
MUCH COOLER temps!
My technique causes a quandary
when I paint something with
important details like a bird.
In my former life as an illustrator
it would be easy to paint every feather,
but I do not want to paint like that anymore
(- in fact it is now impossible.)
So getting the impression
of a bird in its natural habitat
requires "suggested" imagery.
Something which I find harder
but more engrossing to capture.
This from a photo my hostess took.
The nest was not in it...
just a personal love I have for the nests.