Posts Tagged ‘bird of paradise’

Orange Bird of Paradise

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Orange Bird of Paradise - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #95 – Orange Bird of Paradise
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
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I had some time to do a larger painting in between the ACEOs. I liked working on this bird of paradise — it seemed to paint itself! I also like how the black background makes the orange more striking.

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Paradise in Blue Bottle

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Paradise in Blue Bottle - Daily Painting

Daily Painting #33 – Paradise in Blue Bottle
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Private Collection

The bird of paradise was difficult to paint, but, surprisingly, the blue bottle was quite easy. I have been putting off painting bottles and jars because I thought they would be too difficult to paint with all the reflections and highlights, but this blue bottle seemed to paint itself.

I’m thinking of a new composition for the bottle. I will paint it again, one of these days, as the featured subject.

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