Yesterday morning I went for a walk on the dirt road that goes around and through nearby agricultural fields and saw this savannah sparrow. It’s hard to get close enough for a good photo, even with a 250mm lens, so this is just a small crop of the original. The paints used are ivory black, burnt umber, transparent yellow oxide, and titanium white.
10 thoughts on “Morning Song”
You are doing beautiful work! I so admire anyone who paints realistically in acrylics! So much joy in your bird!
Acrylics have always been a challenge, but I think this approach is getting me some traction with them.
I agree, you’re doing great!
I agree with Laura, so nice to see your bird singing too! your artwork sings
Thanks, I was hoping to get a little more activity than the usual with just a still pose. 🙂
I too think you’ve captured beautifully the joy of singing his/her heart out! I love your photo too…
He was putting a lot of effort into it, even while keeping an eye on me.
…but, he/she looks much too pre-occupied to be bothered about you…hahaha
Lovely rendition and beautiful organic colors!
Lately I’ve been using a lot of limited palettes, especially with black and white with a reddish and yellowish earth.