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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.

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AFTER

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

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Red-winged Blackbird and Cattails

Red-winged Blackbird and Cattails 10″ x 10″

This one is for sale on Daily Paintworks.

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Blackbird in the Reeds

Blackbird in the Reeds 8″ x 8″

Daily Paintworks

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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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Red-winged Blackbirds

Red-winged blackbirds 14″ x 11″

It took me a long time to finish this painting. I had trouble with the background. There were too many little shapes and colours and it was too complicated. This is the simplified version, so you can imagine how busy it was before. Not my favourite painting.  

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Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird  8″ x 8″

I did something different with the background here. I’m not sure if I like it, or if it looks like some crazy 70’s wallpaper.

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