09 July 2006

Painting for the weekend

I am working on a painting of the lowland neotropical rainforest right now, (update to follow soon). Looking through scans of paintings others have done from similar habitats is often a good way for me to wrap my head around a tactic for working on a background from a particular habitat. This Fuertes piece has such a great, loose representation of the forest behind. The story of the Motmot is conveyed even better than if it were just the great bird. I love the termite mound, the loose palm leaves and the overall handling of understory and forest edge light.
Problems with upload of the image. One more try and then I'll have to pick another. Blogger seems to dislike certain images and no matter how they are converted, it doesn't work.

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