6" by 6" original oil on panel
I began this painting with a wash of red paint in acrylic. After it dried, I went to work with oils focusing on the darks and creating a strong contrast between the background and the subject's values. I had so much fun. I just love painting light! I also focused on using colorful grays for relief to the brighter colors. I do love birds! Have you ever seen one of these birds perched out in the marsh?