Saturday, April 17, 2010

flight path


Flight Path ~ oil on panel ~ 8" x 10"

18 Comments:

Blogger dinahmow said...

YES!
Get behind me in the queue,Ellen!

17/4/10 1:33 PM  
Blogger paula said...

i'm liking this black bird and the leaves in front of him

17/4/10 1:44 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

oooo, in flight, I like it. (must catch up!)

17/4/10 2:13 PM  
Blogger EmPrint said...

You're crows are wonderful. You are such an inspiration. Thank you.

17/4/10 3:23 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

No, Thank YOU, homies. I don't like this one as much as the previous one and I think it's the brushwork of the crow that's the culprit. I probably spent three times as long on this crow while the other one appeared as if I was channeling some corvid deity.

17/4/10 3:51 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

OK, you're closer to the paint, but I have crows flying around all the time and this one seems the real deal.
(And the Guatemalan graphic sets it off!)

18/4/10 3:43 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Di: I like it better today. And it's good to know that the labouring I did to get the crow to look correct actually paid off.

18/4/10 8:27 AM  
Blogger Costescu said...

I really like it as well. I do think the labouring was worth it as the contrast between the realism of the crow really contrasts with the leave and graphics very cool :)

18/4/10 9:03 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks, Tracey.

18/4/10 9:14 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

love the wings ;)

18/4/10 9:28 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Loving this Andrea....such a strong vibe about it...

19/4/10 2:46 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

It's really fun watching you develop your oil painting chops and find a way to incorporate your acrylic specialties in oil. It sounds like you're really enjoying oils. Are you using Gessobord? That stuff is great! Now that I'm using Golden Open Acrylics instead of oils, I've also had to switch to canvas panels as the Gessobord didn't work so well with acrylics. The oil paint real bit into the smooth slightly absorbent Gessobord while acrylics just kind of smeared on it, needing more tooth I guess.

19/4/10 11:33 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

More thankyous and Jana: what *is* gessoboard exactly? I'm using wood panels with a couple of layers of gesso I added.

20/4/10 5:02 PM  
Blogger Silver Knight said...

very nice!

21/4/10 4:20 AM  
Blogger Hungry Hyaena said...

Simple is often sweet. In this case, it's fantastic! I really dig this piece, Andrea! Good stuff.

21/4/10 6:42 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Silver Knight: Thank you!

Christopher: As someone who tends to overcomplicate, I'm finally starting to learn the true value of simplicity. Thanks.

21/4/10 7:30 PM  
Blogger denise said...

Stunning!

21/4/10 8:32 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Thanks, Denise.

22/4/10 8:46 AM  

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