Summer Finds from the Garden...
|Wildflowers with Citrus, 11 x 14 oil on canvas|
Included below are progression shots of a nest study in charcoal. I found this one on the ground last fall. We are fortunate to have so many birds - I love them all over the yard. Their nests fall from the trees later in the year and I bring them inside to study. The weaving of these structures amazes and confounds me.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Peace and Health...
|Small Blue Vase with Citrus, 9 x 12 oil on canvas|
|Nest block in with vine charcoal - keeping it loose to get the flow and shape|
|Pushing charcoal around and lifting with eraser, fingertips, side of my hand|
|Squinting my eyes to pick out light and dark values - darkening values in areas|
|Getting closer, adding more detail, lifting with eraser|
|Finished study -|