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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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. I appreciate your feedback John and Laurene; many thanks!

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

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  7. Gary, thanks for visiting and for your kind words!

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

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

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