- Calvin and Hobbes
I couldn't resist the above quote. Too bad I didn't find it until after my post about artist statements.
Meanwhile, work on the flamingo painting continues. The piece seemed flat and lifeless, so I applied paint using a palette knife and then multiple layers of drips and glazes to give the background some depth. I also started to add more texture to the flamingo's neck feathers so the bird wouldn't appear pasted on.
|Flamingo with background texture. |
(To the left you can see some objects for a still life set-up I've also been working on.)
|Close up of background texture|
I think I'm liking it better now, but I'm still on the fence. We're in for a snowy weekend, giving me plenty of time to ponder it more.