Monday, February 11, 2013

Reworking the Blue Jay


Sometimes I really misjudge a painting as it comes off the easel. I was really happy with this little 5x7 blue jay study last year (image on the left), but it never got a second look at either of the shows it went to... and that's unusual for these mini bird studies. So I put it back on the easel for a little makeover last week. I really liked the bigger soft brush work in the background of the earlier version and I'm kind of sorry I lost that, but the added warmth if the updated piece is pretty appealing. I'm not really sure if I made it better, but it's certainly different. We'll see if it gets any more attention at SEWE later this week!

2 comments:

Jane Weinke said...

Interesting. It's nice to see them side by side. I'm not sure which I like better.

marc calvo said...

I fill a little more nice the blue jay of the left side,for the most vivid colour tonalities of his blue plumage.