Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pidgeon Study in time for Watercolor Wednesday
I had hoped to post the digitalis (foxgloves) that I started working on earlier this week.
Unfortunately, the two studies I have done of them have flat and dull blossoms. I have learned that each small tubular flowers needs to have its shadow painted to give dimension. However, I haven't found the value change or the warm/cool color shifts that will make each blossom as beautiful as they are in life.
In the meanwhile. this is a study of a pidgeon that is my center of interest in a large painting I am working on. My goals for this bird were 1. have the lights and darks make an interesting abstract pattern
2. get the iridescent shine on the bird's breast and.
Back to the foxgloves as my morning warm up tomorrow.