Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Briefly: birds

Here is an acrylic painting I finished this morning:

These are Black Oystercatchers, and I worked from a photo that I took last September at Semiahmoo Spit which is near Blaine, WA.  They were strolling along the rocky, barnacle-encrusted, seaweed-strewn beach picking up crustaceans for breakfast.

I spent a lot of time working on the beach part, throwing lots of colors at it in the hope that some of them would work out. The birds were kind of incidental.  Mostly I wanted to use up this odd landscape-format canvas I had lying around.  I think it's 6x10" or thereabouts.

1 comment:

  1. I just love their brightly colored beaks. You can certainly see them coming from a mile away!