Putting then last few touches on a portrait of my youngest. I have done a few of the older two and people had begun to ask what I had against the youngest that I hadn’t painted her yet. Of course I was just waiting for the right moment to capture. I was walking by the kitchen one morning as she was eating her cereal and the light hit me, so I snapped a few pics while she wasn’t looking.
I call this one “Cheerios.” I’m hoping to enter it in the Image art show in Braham next month.
Finished pheasant hen piece. “Lady in White” oil 12×20
I’ve been trying to photograph pheasants at my neighbors. And of course when you think of pheasants, the rooster is the king with his gaudy plumage with its broad spectrum and iridescence. For the first few days however all I saw was hens. They are “plainer” than the males, as are the females of most species of bird, but what a graceful form, and beautiful subtle pattern of warms and grays against the stark snow.
I eventually was able to click the shutter on a few roosters, but I kept coming back to the initial hen images. I love the understated simplicity, and the subtlety of these hens, I’m a good ways into this piece, still have a ways to go to do her justice tho. I’m enjoying trying to capture that balance of plainness and undeniable beauty. I will post a closeup of the finished image when done.