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Re-do

I was never happy with this painting so I decided to rework the background. The main focus should be the bird (which I like), but the background was much too busy for that to happen. I removed many of the blossoms, toned down the green and generally simplified the whole thing. I’m not sure it is a total success, but I do like the new version better.

BEFORE:

AFTER

Red-winged Blackbird in the Meadow 11″ x 14″

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Coming in for a Landing

Coming in for a Landing – 11″ x 14″

I’m not sure if I’m finished with this painting, but I don’t know what else to do with it. I like the bird, but it doesn’t seem to belong to the same world as the background. I think there are a couple of different styles going on. My solution – move on to something else.

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Boy in the Meadow

Boy in the Meadow 8″ x 8″

The boy in this meadow is my son. This is how the meadow looks in the spring with lupines and buttercups blooming. It’s full of birds, insects and frogs, which makes it one of his favourite places.

I had some trouble with this painting. It is an overcast day and the lighting is very flat. I am used to adding dimension with highlights and shadows, but in this picture they are very subtle. I’m not sure I succeeded with this painting – something to keep working on I guess.