Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cardinals at the Bird Feeder

How do you create movement on the canvas?

The girls in my painting group like to work on a common theme or subject.  Recently we've been working on cardinals.  

I chose this one because of the little gal that's still in flight.  I think she's the star of the show here, not the fancy red guy on the bottom rung.

Thanks to my neighbor Mary who takes such good care of her birds.  I snapped these photos in her backyard.

Here are some challenges I faced with this one:
1. Combining two photographs and using the best of each. 
2. Determining how to create the illusion of seeds without painting a thousand seeds.
3. Making it appear that the wings of the one in flight were moving.
4. Showing the glass of the feeder.

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1 comment:

  1. We have two sets here at the house. We love watching them while praying the cat won't notice.