Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Egret Landing_6 x 4 oil study on linen

"Egret Landing"_6 x 4 oil study on linen______$100 if you are the first to ask
When I lived on the farm, I spent a lot of time sneaking up on the cattle egrets as they grazed alongsidr the cows. They always saw me, but I could take a seat and sit still and they would come back after a while. Their head and neck feathers would change to a yellowy color at certain times of the year (spring, I think). Here is a "lesson": Study the birds and animals before you create a composition, especially if you plan to change the setting. You might put Spring plumage on a winter bird, and that would be embarrassing if one of your collectors noticed! Just remember: the reason someone will buy your art might be because they JUST LOVE or are VERY FAMILIAR with the subject. They will be the first to notice if you haven't done your homework.


Debbie said...

Yep - you're right...I love this one, too! The colors are positively vibrant!

Bill Cramer said...

Wow V, what a cool little painting!