Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wishy Washy

A quick study of a blue bird...it's sort of the primaries in this painting...although subdued. It's funny how that happens sometimes...you think you are being really bold and then several years later, when your work has taken on a heavier hand..you look back at the earlier work and see just how wishy washy it sometimes was..

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I don't think this is 'wishy-washy' at all. I really like it. Aren't our color choices sometimes influenced by our own moods though? This one looks truly calm and peaceful, and that is far from wishy-washy!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is a powerful, beautiful work of art! What I find interesting is I can recognize your style by that tiny little avatar that comes up on my blog roll - I don't even need to read the text to know it is your work. Fantastic!!!

Cynthia said...

I love this bird with the foliage...a nice change from straw.
I know what you mean about looking back at our work...it is a good thing when we look back and see how far we have come! I seriously don´t think you have anything to worry about:)....as we all wish we had your talent but it is healthy that even an artist like yourself has these thoughts :) there is hope for us all in the world of watercolor :)

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

This series of chicken paintings is very appealing to me. In this one the pose, and the way you use contrast stand out.