Friday, July 13, 2007
'Magpie' - 5" X 7" - Oil on canvas board
I worked very hard today, trying to make up for days off.... family, doctor, etc. It gave me time to rethink how to paint these small cameos. I am used to working large - drawing and blocking in using acrylic, then layers of oil on top. I still draw in roughly in acrylic, but now am practising to build the painting using mostly the one layer. That way there is no mud!
My magpie is one of our babies. I love my maggies, but at the moment we have a lot of delinquent teenagers, who soil our water-catching roof, verandahs, and anything else that takes their fancy. I'll be relieved when most move away and take up their adult responsibilities. BUT, they play, and chat, and catch the breeze. Oh to be so free..........
This painting is SOLD.