Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Finished - Osprey Painting

The osprey is finished (I think). I'm going to set this one aside for awhile and determine if it needs any tweaking. I thought I'd be finished with it yesterday, but I just wasn't quite satisfied with the water beneath the osprey so I worked on it another 4 hours this morning. It improved thank goodness! I apologize that the photos are not the greatest, but for the meantime these will have to do...I will post a better photo when I get one. Hope you like it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on Osprey Painting

Sorry for the late update on this piece. We finally had some sunshine today, so I was able to take a photo of it outside. Since the last post, I've been building up layers of colors, texture, and detail all over the painting. I've been experimenting with a palette knife on the osprey; I really like the textural effects it created on the body of the bird. I think I will add a little of this texture to the stump as well. I'm debating sawing off an inch or so from the top of the painting; I think the composition will look better with the osprey a little closer to the top. What do you think?

Here's what it looks like as of yesterday: