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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Painting Some Bird Nests

'The Empty Nesters' 11x14 pastel
I have more water paintings to share but I thought I would post my latest nest painting for a change of pace. For my Back to Basics class last night we did a paint-along and I had a request for a still life ... so I chose these nests. Our topic was value so of course we did our value studies first then we did a value underpainting with a dark blue Nupastel and alcohol. Oh and we were working from a black and white photograph. The idea was to concentrate on getting the values correct. We had some pretty colorful nest paintings! It was a fun class.
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Mariela said...

I like this very much!

Karen said...

Thanks Mariela,
I love painitngs nests so this was a lot of fun!