Sunday, December 4, 2011

His Best Side

His Best Side    oil      9"x9"    
Do you have a best side when having your picture taken? I helped with taking a family photo the other day and it brought to mind, how so many of us try to figure out what the camera sees :) This rooster is turning for us all to admire his light struck feathers and show best side for the photographer. I loved painting the deep reds in the shadows and used the light to create her form against the yard.
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10 comments:

  1. She's beautiful, Mary! Definitely her best side. Great colors!!

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  2. Excellent painting Mary! I love how you worked with the light. So much energy in this painting!

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  3. Really strutting there - love the dabbles of blue and especially in the feathers!

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  4. Wonderful brushwork and I esp. like that suggested sunset glow in the distance.

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  5. Everyone likes their photo being taken when they think they look good :) I love the lighting. And the background is so interesting but manages to not compete at the same time. Great job!

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  6. Great painting, Mary. I love the tail feathers and how fluffy they look. This whole painting has such a nice loose feel and loads of appeal.

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  7. Mary this is beautiful. Love the values and the color, wow. I took a bunch of chicken and rooster shots at a farm recently and your painting is inspiring me to get those photos out to paint.

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  8. This is just fabulous, wonderful colors and light.

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  9. I always love your chickens and this one by no means disappoints. Beautiful job on those colorful feathers.

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  10. Like the pose of this rooster and the great way you gave the painting light.

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