Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Birds Block-in IV

Snow Birds Block In IV
30.5" x 11.8" Oil on Stretched Canvas
My painting has taken quite a turn. Sometimes when I start a painting
I never quite know how it will turn out. Something was really bothering
me about the foreground. There was too much space between the bird on the
lower left and the birds above. I tried 5 different versions of painting the snow
between them. After scraping down that area 5 times I was ready to give up
and wipe the whole thing out! After looking at it awhile and with nothing to lose
I made a risky choice to add tree shadows in the snow. That did it for me! And now I'm on a new adventure with this painting and back to being excited about it.

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