Monday, December 26, 2011

Terns Finished?

I hope everyone had a nice holiday! Mine was nice...I spent it with loved ones, ate lots of yummy food, had some good belly laughs, and I had time to paint. I think that the terns are finished. I'm going to let it sit on my easel for a few days and decide if it needs any further tweaking. What does everyone think about the underpainting peeking through? I personally like it...but do you think too much is showing? Please tell me your thoughts. By the way, I'm calling this piece "Backoff!"

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"Backoff!", 18x24, oil on Gessobord panel

Friday, December 23, 2011

WIP: Terns nearing completion

Figured I'd post an image of where I left off on the terns before I get started on it this morning. The flying tern is well underway and if all goes well, I should be able to finish this painting over the Christmas holiday. Speaking of which, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

WIP: Another Update on the Terns

While nursing a sore jaw over the last few days (I had a tooth extracted Friday), I holed up in the studio and made some more progress on the terns. As you can see now, the second tern has been started. Just roughing it in at this point. The other tern is probably finished, but I may finesse it a little later. This is only a portion of the 18x24 panel.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

WIP: Terns Update

Regrettably, I have not been making alot of progress with this painting of late, but I've made some. I've had too many other things going on. Anyway, the tern's wings are both almost complete; I added some more detail on the head and eye; and I added some more detail into the tree limb.
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