Saturday, October 2, 2010

To Egret...

hmmm i might have gone to dark...but brown says marsh to me...i added green too
i find that fine details are hard with this wax method...but texture is awesome
in person you can see all kinds of layering textures
subtle and not so subtle
i tried stamping
that didn't do too well...i tried adding marsh fronds of grass...that didn't look too right either...
i am really not sure what else to do with this except another layer lighter over the brown...
???

and christy is ever closer to launch!!!...probably lunch too...which is what it looks like it you glance quick

have a terrific day

i am off to mow...part of the last of my season..then i am jobless again!...i might not eat or heat but i will be creating.. :)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

That is so beautiful. I think it looks lovely just as it is. It looks kind of Egyptian to me.

Christy said...

If I remember one of your under layers is green. What about using a thin needle or end of a paint brush and see if you can scrape down to create a bit of your marsh grass? Letting the texture and under layer give the impression of some grass blades? Something to think about.

You could grab some small sticks/branches from outside, lay them down and brayer over them to lift the white layer and create the impression of the grasses. That would have a nice and natural shape.

So many things to experiment with!

I really like the brown added with the green. It looks great!

MrCachet said...

I feel the same as you in that I think using more light to the left of the egret's chest so your eye flows up and to the left through the piece. But that's just me, Mary. The bird is beautiful!

Laura said...

I too like the brown and the green. Tho to be honest, I'm inclined to think the brown is a little too heavy handed for my taste in the front left area. Love what's happening in the whole back area tho. That seems a nice combo of the 3 main colors. I grew up with marshes and egrets and this rings of truth to me! Maybe scraping back some of the brown down to the green or adding more greens in the front would help out? Just my 2cents. Like the texture too, by the way!

Bea said...

Oh I like this. Looks like you are having a great time creating. :)Bea

Sandy said...

I absolutely love this painting. I love how you did it, even though I am not sure of exactly the technique. I love using wax in paintings, it has such a quality to it. I would be proud to hang this on my wall, thats for sure.
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Diane said...

This is just gorgeous! The close up detail is amazing. Beautiful work! Hugs, Diane