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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Capped Chickadee Painting

For this composition, I used two of my reference photographs and rearranged/re sized the birds and tree branch/trunk until I reached a desirable composition. I originally had come up with 4 different poses but finally decided on this particular one since the position of the birds and tree recreated the most pleasing and balanced arrangement.

I am delighted to have been able to complete this painting in a relatively short time!

Black Capped Chickadee Painting in Pastel by Colette Theriault
"Two's Company" ~ Black Capped Chickadees
pastel on archival sanded paper
14" x 11"

To view the progression of this painting, visit my website here:
http://www.colettetheriault.com/descriptions/workinprogess/Chickadees_wip.php

11 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Nice work Colette, and you did a great job on the birch bark.

Colette Theriault said...

Glad you like it Peter. I loved recreating the intricate pattern of the yellow birch bark and found it more interesting that painting the birds!

john said...

The lighting and the textures make this one look so good. I always like it when you diversify your subject matter. Another great job.

Laurene said...

Wonderful composition, and lovely warm lighting on the birch bark!

Colette Theriault said...

I appreciate your feedback John and Laurene; many thanks!

Gary Keimig said...

wonderful work. You have done it again. Thanks too for the comment on my art blog.

Colette Theriault said...

Gary, thanks for visiting and for your kind words!

Susanna Treichler said...

amazing work...stunning!!

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you Susanna!

Doreen Cross said...

I just love these two little Chickadees. Fabulous job Colette.

Colette Theriault said...

I think there will be more chickadee paintings in the future Doreen as I love these comical birds. Thanks for visiting!