Sunday, September 11, 2011

a bit of this, a bit of that....

i added more blue at the bottom and am now happier with this and calling it done- title blackbird singing in the dead of night. 6x6 mixed media on board

here's a shot from our hike this morning. we have lots of sunflowers this time of year and i love to catch them backlit and glowing.

lastly- got the oils (alkyd) out for the first time in years. the background is textured with tissue and has layers of various paints, including bronze. i've been looking at this background for a while & when i saw this hawk photo it came together. i forgot how wonderful and creamy and blendy oil is compared to acrylic. happy with the start-

i am off to san antonio for work for the week tomorrow. will try to get at least one arty photo each day to post. it's a good goal to set myself. great week all!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love both the birds but that bronze background...WOW!
I really am struck by that! The combo of texture and the paint...good deal!
Hoping the muse has returned, or at least sent a post card... :-)


Marilyn said...

Marianne, these are wonderful! The blackbird is spectacular as is your oil. Spectacular.

Barb said...

Both the art pieces and your glorious sunflower photo are making me smile tonight. Don't melt in San Antonio.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Gorgeous backlit sunflower, Marianne. And I just love your Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night. And now, of course, I am singing in my head... :)