Dance of the Killdeer
13 x 11 in./ 34 x 29 cm. framable
Available for purchase - $285.00 Cdn
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|I think I did this last summer, and thought it finished. But I decided to dig it out and have a critical look. One of my shortcomings in watercolour is not carrying the painting to completion. I remember a series of classes I took in Vancouver years ago, and the instructor's favourite phrase to me was "darker ... darker'', get those values dark! So I soaked the killdeer for a few minutes, stapled her back down, and finished her - I did some more detailing, intensifying some of the darks to bring out the feathers, and gave her "home" - something reminiscent of her habitat. I call it "the Dance" as she reminds me of that as she goes into her distraction display.|