Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Adele Earnshaw "The Birds Began to Sing"
This 7" x 7" oil of blackbirds, is done on Ampersand gesso board. I start small oils like this one, with a few quick broad brush strokes done in a dark, transparent dark (often alizarin crimson/French ultramarine blue). Then, like finding faces in clouds, a look for inspiration from the quick brush work. Often, I see a marsh. Lately, it seems I am more inspired by color than shapes.