Saturday, July 20, 2019

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch, 2019, Oil on Board, 10"x8"
The goldfinch have such interesting body shapes and positions.  Unlike the other birds I photograph, the way they proudly expand the chest or cock the head speaks so much to narration.  The males are in full glory now.


Hydrangeas, 2019, Oil on Board, 10"x10"
I used a variety of photographs to work out this composition.  As such, I'm uncertain that all areas work.  For example, does the leaf in the upper left right sit in front of the leaf below it?  Or do you see the lower leaf as in front and somehow cut off.  I may go back and remove the entire upper leaf because it just seems to distract from the focal point.