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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
PAINTING #100 - "Autumn Osprey Nest"
It was serendipity that made us turn down a dirt road in hopes of finding something interesting and when I saw this osprey nest I knew I had found it. I took several photos and looking at them later I discovered a few had autumn trees/leaves in them. I knew I was meant to paint this one.
Osprey frequently make a nest on the top of the electrical structures and they are so distinctive with their large twiggy nest. I'm not sure if the electric companies do this on purpose for the birds or not, but since they are all near the lake, the osprey use them a lot.
I used masking for the autumn leaves and a razor to highlight the twigs in the empty nest. This was a very fun and satisfying painting.
I want to thank Laure for making this challenge available to us struggling artists. It has been an awesome challenge and a personal commitment to improving my art.
I am so happy I did this as I can see how I have improved and how I can improve even more.
Thanks to everyone for their support.
Edited: I just noticed that if you click on my name in the label it will bring up all my paintings or you can click here for the gallery on Flickr.