Monday, May 16, 2011

My Painting for Today

Today's original oil study is a Great Blue Heron in flight, 5" x 7" on gessoed board.  With the 75 for 75 bird studies, I don't want to paint a background - but rather a few broad brush strokes that might suggest leaves, light or in this case, a waterway.  Sometimes I find myself adding detail which goes against my goals for this project, so I wipe it out and start again.

Who was it that said in order to increase your success rate, you must increase your failure rate.  Or, "I haven't failed 10,000 times, I have successfully discovered 10,000 ways that don't work!  Or as Malcolm Gladwell states in The Outliers", in order to get good at something, you must do it 10,000 times.  Today's 5" x 7" is the 123rd piece in the 75 for 75 project - so I've got a fair number to go!

Great Blue Heron
5" x 7"  oil on board
$75 unframed plus $6 shipping


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