Sunday, February 28, 2016

See Birds : A new direction?

The See Birds painting is an abstract that evolved from canvas that had random marks on it.  As I work on it ideas evolved.  There was no pre-plan on this one other than what was on the canvas. I have been wanting to do a series using the bird image but this painting was not a conscious effort to start that.  The bird didn't show up until late in the process and at that point I changed the orientation to horizontal and painted out the previous direction.  The finished painting is still available here
 
The thick blue lines in the early steps is painters tape.  There were some marks and lines I wanted to pres3rve from the original canvas but I ended up painting them out  It did help me build the composition


 The last image is a close up of the detail of the bottom bird image showing some of the thick texture and marks.   This painting is available on my website in the Art department  here.

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