Saturday, December 22, 2012

Painting Chickadees

Despite being knee deep in building my new website I take breaks now and again to just paint.  It is my relaxation and it is so nice to paint for the fun of it instead of rushing to fill orders. 
The looser painting technique I have been trying to learn is a challenge but I am enjoying it. The flowers are harder for me so I thought to give birds and animals a whirl. 


I painted these from a photograph.
Once I photograph  the painting of them I can spot where I need to touch them up. 
One, the head on the left bird needs to be a bit rounder, the tail feathers need to have a bit of white outline on them and when I flicked the snow on it put a big white spot where the his eye was and made him look like he has a cataract. 


One of the challenges of this method is knowing when to stop and let it be.  So I am giving this a few days before fixing what I think is wrong. 

I painted another cabinet door into a chalkboard but it became too dark to photograph it. 
I have gotten the website up and running but I still have some cosmetic changes to make and a lot more signs and paintings to load up on it.

Go ahead and check it out and let me know any suggestions you may have.  I still am debating on having a blog attached or not and whether to add a sidebar.

That is all for tonight.

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  1. hi. i'm following the "down home" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

  2. I absolutely love these! I wish that I could draw, paint, etc... Fortunately I have a daughter that has these skills (where she inherited this gift, I don't know!) Great job :)


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