Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An Oriole for Today

My oil study for today is an oriole - technically a Hooded Oriole, but with a little stretch it could be an Altamira Oriole. When I see Hooded Orioles in my garden I know spring is officially here.  As I write this I can hear one fussing outside my studio window.

The study felt a little drab until I added the purple - but the purple is slightly exaggerated in the photo compared to the original.   As purple is yellow's complement, it made the painting pop.  A cheap trick but it works. 

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


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful painting! I'm such a birder I can't help but enjoy this little guy!