March 26, 2012

Spring Tidings - WIP Step 3

Has it really been two weeks since my last update?  Wow... does time fly!  I have been busy working (my day job, year end... busy times) and yard work.  We had a couple weeks of summer weather here and I thought it was a brilliant time to get some of the yard work done that I didn't finish in the fall. 

Back to the painting.  I have started working on the body of the chickadee before I go back to working on the fluffy pussy-willows.  I am using a simple palette of ivory black, indigo, burnt sienna, titanium white, and a touch of yellow ochre.

 Spring Tidings
Photo Reference:  Alan and Elaine Wilson
7" x 5" oil on hardboard
© 2012

1 comment:

Studio at the Farm said...

Madelaine, your painting is coming along beautifully!!! What a sweet bird!

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