Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today's Painting - An Egret

7" x 5" oil on board, unframed
$75 plus $6 shipping within the U.S.

I'm not particularly fond of painting egret portraits.  I like painting egret in flight but there's something about their beaks (or does an egret have a bill?) that is difficult to paint.  Perhaps it's the placement of the eye and the little feathers that are on the underside of the beak that are hard to get right.  But as the purpose of my 75 for $75 project is to learn, I decided to tackle an egret portrait without resorting to noodling.   A miracle happened - I like the finished painting!

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