Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Taking Turns: Birds en Plein Air by Virginia Fine Artist Cathyann Burgess

Waiting Their Turn ©C.L.Burgess oil on linen panel 6x8

I love watching the birds feed in my yard!
On this cold dreary afternoon, I decided to do a plein air painting as they lined up to eat.
I wanted to do this rapidly so I used minimal color and one brush for the entire painting. The brush used to be a filbert, size 4 but is more like a cat's tongue now that it has been used so much. However, that worked well as I twisted and turned it as I laid on the paint, fine lines and scrubbing and dabbing came equally as easy.
Sometime a painting just paints itself. Don'tcha just love those days?
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