Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Nestling

I found this tiny nestling on a sheet I had placed under the nest. For some reason, there is almost always one that falls or is pushed from the nest. I felt compelled to paint him, as a quiet eulogy to his brief life. 

I went very bright to start, as I would be getting quite dark, and wanted  the brightness to shine through.

Slowly intensifying colors. I've decided to use all completely transparent colors.

I've started  to get into the darks/shadows now.

As always, your comments are most welcome.


Here she is without a background.

Studio light. I put in a very loose w/w wash with the colors I'd used for the shadows of her face and body.

Indirect outdoor light.
8 x9 in.
21 x 23 cm.

I am pleased as I usually am not. [that sounds awkward] The background brings Missy forward just enough.

As always, your comments are very welcome!