Monday, February 7, 2011


Hello! (5x5 soft Pastel)

This little fellow showed up in my window yesterday. He was peering in my front room window at me and so I decided to take his photo and do a painting of him.

This little painting went through 3 incarnations tonight. The first one is on the back of the final version. I wasn't happy with it. So I did the one below. I just took the fat side of some pastels and drew very spontaneously and made big marks, trying to leave out all the minute detail. It loosened me up and I started over. The result was Hello!

1 comment:

  1. I'm really enjoying your feathered friend sketches! (I miss seeing those red cardinals - such a lovely flash of color and song.) Keep them coming!