Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's Study is a Mourning Dove

This is today's study for my 75 for $75 project.  Often, I use complementary colors for the background but on this piece, I used the same colors that I used for the bird, except for a bit of green here and there.  Where the bird is dark, I used a lighter color behind it and where the bird is light, as on the chest, I darkened the background.  If you want to make something look lighter, put a darker color around it.

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



  1. Lovely soft painting of the little dove. I recently helped to restore to health a dove similar to this who was ill and had a broken wing. She often returns to our yard.