Monday, April 25, 2011
About the composition
It is time to move for a while to alive moving subjects ... birds, animals and eventually maybe "humans" as well.
I do not know much about this bird besides the fact that it is a male easily identified by jet black body plumage with prominent and solid red/orange and yellow epaulettes. It has a noticeably aggressive behavior and scares all sparrows around.
The artistic challenge here is to portray the impression of the black bird by introducing additional colors not only shades of gray. Play with color but make it read as black.
A tip.... this is a high resolution photograph...so if you click on it a couple of times you should see a very magnified image with clear eyes, light falling on the feathers etc. You can also right click and save it to your computer and then zoom it to see details.
Please send a photo of your painting the latest by May 14th. The next painting reference will be posted on Sunday, May 15th.
Posted by Lela Stankovic at 5:56 PM