Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sitting Pretty-Flamingo

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Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

Loved this flamingo. Li supplied the photo while hosting the WDE at Wet Canavs.

I actually put off starting on this one out of uncertainty of what exactly to do with it...had no idea. But after I got started it was great fun and just kinda came together.
Do you put off starting a painting for some reason?

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  1. Nice! Yes, sometimes I want to paint a certain scene, but put it off.. afraid I can't do it well, I guess. I find that if I get right at and paint when the thought first occurs to me, it goes so much better. Sometimes I tend to over-think :-/

  2. Thank you, Dominique! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi Sunny! Thanks for your input on procrastination. I think you're absolutely right. The longer I put off starting a painting, the more painful it becomes. It's best to get right at it.

    Here's a great quote: "I tamed my personal art demon – the tendency to think about painting rather than actually painting – by throwing the stuff on the blank paper and telling myself I didn't care about the end result. I believed it and was saved." (Rich Hawk)

  4. You did a fantastic job on the flamingo. I'm from Florida and I always thought the Flamingo should be the "state bird" (it's not! why? lol)
    Love the color and shadow in this --expertly done!

  5. Love the dramatic lighting in this, Dean - very beautiful.

  6. I've enjoyed going through your posts and have loved every one of them! This flamingo is no exception - beautiful light and that lovely painterly look you've mastered!

  7. Your pelican is absolutely gorgeous. Very fine indeed. The light is beautifully managed and it glows.


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