10/21/08

CONTRAST CATCHES MY EYE

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

5 comments:

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!