My apologies for not getting this posted sooner! I've been very busy with a commission (more on that later). I finished this one early last month I believe. This was quite a fun piece to do. I really liked playing up the texture of the thistles and the fluff with the use of a palette knife and one of my new favorite tools - an angle chisel Colour Shaper. I also used an old credit card for scratching into the paint along the edges of the thistle. This piece will be on its way shortly to Grand Teton Gallery where it will be available.
Goldfinch and Thistle, 14x11, oil on linen Click image to enlarge
Goldfinch and Thistle (Detail) Click image to enlarge
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