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Thursday, July 1, 2010
Kelly - Paintings #33, 34, 35, 36, and 37
...I'm back in town and back on track. I really need to get crackin' if I want to make this challenge. Here are a few really fast sketches. I'm going to have to do a lot of quick sketches if I want to catch up!
Painting 37 - Eastern Towhee
Painting 36 - Eastern Towhee in Orange
This one was fun. I just wanted to create a flat form
with color. I normally pay attention to detail, but I wanted
to leave that style behind for a while...
Painting 35 - Willet in the Gulf
Painting 34 - Eastern Kingbird in the High Meadow
Painting 33 - Prothonotary Warbler painting study
This was a five-minute value study for an earlier painting. After I figured out how to work out the real painting, I tossed this on the floor and forgot about it. A couple of days later I saw it on the floor and picked it up and scribbled over the top of it with pastels and charcoal, really grinding the pigment into the paper. Then I stuck it under the faucet and doused it with water, washing a lot of the pigment off and soaking the paper completely through--who knows why... It ended with an old-fashioned fabric feel that I liked, so I decided to use it in the challenge.