Share my adventures and mis-adventures as I create original art in various media. I work in both 2D (oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and mixed media) as well as 3D (polymer clay, paper clay, ceramics, and felting). My favorite subject is animals. You will find comments on my experiences with several art products and methods.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Barn Swallow is Finished
Here's the finished barn swallow painting sitting in a frame. The differences from the last photo are small but, hopefully, important. Mainly I've lightened the sky holes in the background and darkened the lower portion. On the bird, I lightened the shadow under his left wing, deepened the tips of the tail, and worked more on the feet.
The barn swallow is the only swallow with a deeply forked tail, which I think is so elegant.