Saturday, May 21, 2011

My painting for Sunday, May 21.

Tomorrow I'll be busy with grandkids so I'm posting tomorrow's 75 for $75 oil study today.  There's something about snowy owls that I love to paint - though they're not easy. I have to really fight the temptation to render all those little dark stripes. I just underpaint the values of the bird, ignoring the stripes - then I dot and dash the dark spots and lines in without being particularly careful. Most of the studies in this project are painted in 45 minutes.  If it takes me longer then I know that I'm rendering.  Aghhhh!  I do not want to render!  This is the entire reason for my project.   Loosen up!  Become a more painterly painter!  

I might do another snowy owl or two for the 75 for $75 project just because I enjoy painting them so much!

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


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