Monday, May 23, 2011

Chickadee Study 4" x 4" acrylic $150

This is a study that has been done for a larger project that will feature a bunch of different songbird species on a fence row. It was interesting painting this without a background as there is almost an optical illusion of the feet gripping a branch. I tried to make the bird as three dimensional as possible and as realistic as possible. The art in the painting, I feel, is in the bird's crouched positioning which gives it life. It is also off-centered slightly to the lower right-hand corner to enhance the crouching effect.
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