Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee, 8"x10", Oil on Board
The most taxing part of this painting was achieving depth in the black feathers.  I'm reminded of the beautiful blacks of Manet's paintings, particularly La Muerte del Torero. This little guy is all puffed up with the cold which softens all the feathers and blends what texture would be present.