Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Great Blue, realistic impressionism, heron,

"Great Blue"
9 x 12 inches
(Ready to frame)
Acrylic on canvas board
(canvas mounted on archival hardboard)

This is a take off from a painting I did in May called "Hidden Truth." I zoomed in closer and used a different photo for the bird. I wanted a great blue heron instead of a white egret. I reversed the whole setting but still kept the lighting from the right. Worked in thin dark layers first, then added the thick bright colors and details. I like the strength of this composition: the heron is off center, and the shadows behind him set him off.

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Paula Greene's Daily Paintings said...

thankyou for Your explanation of your composition. I feel you've succeeded, with your shapes and color, to do justice to THe Great Blue.

Fawn said...

Thank you Paula, I appreciate it!


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