Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Little Seed Eater


WIP, Little Seed Eater, acrylic/collage, 36 x 24, by Elizabeth Seaver

I began this painting last week from a photo taken in my friend Aline's wonderful garden.  She snapped several pictures of this gold finch harvesting sunflower seeds last summer.  I have been meaning to paint them ever since, but it wasn't until the icy winter that I found the time to paint the warm weather subject. 

It helps me remember that summer will return.

When I have icicles hanging off my nose. 

(A bit of an ungrateful exaggeration since we've had weather that got all the way to 60 several days in a row--hallelujah!)

The collage underpainting will be slowly covered, disguised and/or muted by the layers of acrylic paint.  This was just the progress of a couple of day's work.

I wanted to say welcome to my new followers and thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments on my January posts.  You are appreciated.

7 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

oh this is going to be good. Can't wait to see what you do with the background.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I always like to see the 'beginnings' of an art piece...I will be checking in to see what gets covered and what stays!
Mary Ann

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Thanks for your compliment on my bangles, I love your collage here! nice.

Terry Pitzel said...

Thanks for posting to my blog.

I am always amazed at your process. Texture and pattern are so intricate in all your work.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I am "watching" this one, Deborah, to try to decide where I go next. It's an adventure!

Mary Ann, thanks for dropping by my blog. I love to see your posts. They are always fascinating.

Your bangles remind me of my little birdie pins made from paper collage. I really admire your collage work. Thanks for commenting.

Hey, Terry. Right back at you. Your layers and textures are amazing. I look forward to your show.

lilasvb said...

i like your paintings

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting lilasvb. I have visited your exciting blog. I hope you come back.