JUST DON'T HESITATE TO EXAGGERATE COLOR AND LIGHT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT TELLING LIES. THE MOST TIRESOME PICTURES ARE THE STUPIDLY TRUTHFUL ONES - Wm Merritt Chase
Monday, August 8, 2011
Today's Oil Study - Bullock's Oriole
I think this is the first Bullock's Oriole I've ever painted. I have seen them on occasion in my apple trees but more commonly, I see the hooded oriole. The Bullock's Oriole range is primarily the western half of the U.S. from Canada all the way south into Mexico. I didn't intentionally do the circular brush strokes around the bird nor did I intentionally use complementary colors, but I like both.