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.