Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Time for a couple of birds

Time for a bird painting. Wanting to paint a pair from the north country, below is the start of the piece. Maybe you can guess what birds they are.

This piece is inspired by some time in the tundra. I find this type of terrain fascinating. It may seem fairly flat but it is filled with rolling edges, tiny plants, short grasses, lichen, and wild berries including blueberries, raspberries, cloud berries, cranberries (which are wonderfully edible as is), soap berries and more. Of course it would be easier to paint this pair in snow but then this multi-hued landscape would be covered.

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