Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Three Little Birds

Mama Cardinal, 6"x6", Oil on Board
Baby Jay, 6"x6", Oil on Board
Gold Finch, 6"x6", Oil on Board
These little bird studies began through photography.  I was experimenting with a new camera's zoom and capturing birds in an almost fluid manner.  I was intrigued by both the amount of expression that was able to come through the eyes and the movement of the space.  From there I approached the idea of painting them quickly, expressively with the goal of creating a space that also appeared as fast and energetic as the photo.  I wanted the space around the birds to have an air of movement and time.