Saturday, March 5, 2011

Painting Local Color

Oil on canvas, 6" sq.,  c. Catherine Vines

I realize the term 'local color" can have many meanings; but in this case, I am referring to where I live.  Literally.  These ibises were foraging for food (do birds forage?) in my front yard. More that the birds themselves, I love the shadows across the lawn.  In fact, many of my neighborhood photos have to do with catching the light. I love the interplay of dark and light, warm and cool. This painting is done with a palette knife.

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