Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thirty Paintings In Thirty Days! - Day Twenty Six


Marsh Wren

6" by 6" original oil on panel

150.


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?

2 comments:

RUTH DOWNES said...

Just glorious use of light - you brought him to life!

Norma Wilson said...

Thank you so much Ruth! I am having fun with strong light contrasts! I am hooked!