Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Killdeer in Snow in Progress

Ever since I saw the Killdeer and Great Blue Heron in the snow at the Manayunk Canal I've wanted to do a developed work based on it. Earlier I showed a quick watercolor sketch. This is more developed on Arches 300# 9x12 inch paper. The last thing I added were the details and shadows in the foreground snow. That area had been blank. But now the whole painting looks a bit busy.

So I think it's time to leave it sit. Only time will tell if I can actually keep my hands off of it for a day or so. I do think the heron has turned out well.Only the top of his head was visible and I think I've captured that. But for some reason the whole painting just doesn't quite add up yet.

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