Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Balancing Act

Balancing Act, 2018.  Oil on Board, 10x10"
As I considered the title for this painting, I began to think of the bird as an acrobat with a ball.  Now, this brings to mind other ideas: hummingbirds as trapeze artists, Blue Jays juggling peanuts, chickadees as high wire walkers.  

I approached this painting using the indirect method.  In the end I only continued with it for the ground and the table top.  I need more lessons.