Chickadees are lots of fun to paint, and my hope is always to try to capture the spiritedness that these delightful creatures possess. Because I'm very much a 'value oriented' painter, the contrast of black and white of the chickadee always attracts my eye.

This painting is at least a decade old, and if it were to be painted similarly again, the bird would be moved in just a little closer to the center and down a fraction, putting him in the golden mean of the painting.

"SUGAR BABY" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches, about 15 x 11, COLLECTED


Vicki Greene said...

I love this painting. It makes me want to paint chickadees. You definately captured the personality.

Dawn said...

another chickadee! and the fall colors perfect!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Another chickadee painting of delight. I like him where he is in relation to the wonderful coloured leaves.

David Burge said...

Stunner Sandy!!
The geometry , tone and colour are completely harmonious.

nicolaus said...

Wonderful texture in this one! Love your work!