Sunday, January 08, 2017

Completed: Two More Bird Portraits

As I continue to prepare for the upcoming surgery, there were two bird portraits that needed to be completed, plus several others that required signatures prior to going out tomorrow to State College Framing and Gallery Shop for exhibition. The gallery has requested 7 bird portraits, so they are now packed in bubble-wrap and nestled safely in a box. I'll be bringing the two frames that were removed from the birds that sold last time around while there. The shop can put them on the two - the Downy Woodpecker and the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. That will dress them up and show them off a bit!

Meanwhile, here are some photos from today's painting session.

Here is the last version before making corrections today:

Below, I decided to remove the wing on the left side and also the foot that is on the tree. If you click on the image, you'll be able to see that foot penciled in. It seemed to distracting to the composition, so I eliminated it.

Below, the completed painting, which I think is more successful than the earlier version.

Here are a few others recently completed and requiring a signature. So far, the Red-Winged Blackbird is my favorite of this bunch.

The Kestrel and the mad Carolina Wren

Red-Winged Blackbird in the wind

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