Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Coat of Many Colors" Adele Earnshaw

I am intrigued by guinea fowl. In parts of the U.S. they are used as watchdogs as they are the first to notice something that doesn't belong in the neighborhood.

"Coat of Many Colors" is 10" x 6" and was painted alla prima. I used complementary colors to give the painting some punch and worked hard at keeping soft edges except for the head, which is the focal point. Unfortunately, I could not get a decent photo of this piece without glare from the paint. I finally scanned it - but there is still some glare. The background is actually a bright, opaque Viridian.

This painting has a companion - a peahen. Perhaps I'll post it here next week.
I call the pair 'The Odd Couple'.

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