This Marvelous Bird

This painting has been in process for a very long time. Especially if you count the time it spent being a previous image, or in fact, a previous one to the previous.

Yes, this version is round three on this surface. Each time I painted something, didn’t like it, sanded it off and gessoed it, I thought, why does this keep happening?

Well, there is no answer to that question. I do think this is the last version. Mostly because I am tired out by this seemingly innocuous 24″ x 26″ cradled masonite board…

Anyway, here it is – This Marvelous Bird. Acrylics and some crayon, 24″ x 36″, May 2019.

This Marvelous Bird 5-19 24 x 36 small

6 thoughts on “This Marvelous Bird

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. If I had not gotten this to work this time I would have had to put it out at the street for the trash, I was that aggravated. Thankfully we all came together, bird, people, me, to avoid this fate.!

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I like how it turned out (finally). A lot was painted, a lot was painted over. Using the squares finally got me on the right track. But the bird has been there almost the whole time, I could not every change him…

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Hi Jeanette, how nice to hear from you again. Thank. The bird part was finished early on and I didn’t change it much, though originally the area around it was darker, and I didn’t like it. I agree, I think the light around it was the right choice, it draws it together and highlights the bird.

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