Monday, July 27, 2009

Small Oil Studies

I'm really enjoying these tiny experiments in oil. They move fairly fast and I feel like I'm learning.

This little fellow was perched on the fire pit behind the studio one morning. Once Otis the Wonder Dog alerted me to his presence, I grabbed the camera and got several good shots. "Juvenile Starling" is 7x5.

I've always liked wild iris. Someone once asked me why I painted so many wildflowers... well... they don't run or fly away like most of my subjects! "Iris" is 6x4.


Jen said...

I like the baby starling. My hair looks like that in the morning!

Jim Bortz said...

HA! I knew you'd like that one :)