Sunday, January 25, 2015

Norma Wilson Original Oil Marsh Wren Aviary Landscape Bird Painting Art

Marsh Wren

6" by 6" original oil on panel


I began this painting with a wash of red paint in acrylic.  After it dried, I went to work with oils focusing on the darks and creating a strong contrast between the background and the subject's values.  I had so much fun.  I just love painting light!  I also focused on using colorful grays for relief to the brighter colors.  I do love birds!  Have you ever seen one of these birds perched out in the marsh?

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