Thursday, May 21, 2009
Ba ba ba bird bird bird, bird bird's the word!
Last year I posted this NY City pigeon painted from a reference photo from Paz's wonderful "New York Minute" photo blog. It was originally done in black and blues against an all white ground. This was also an assignment for my oil/acrylic class I taught. The students hated painting the overlapping feathers. In mine, they looked like some sort of metallic medieval armor...cool! Anywho...I took the painting out from its dusty corner last night and thought "been there, done that...time for a make over!" Oh...I was inspired to paint the pigeon, because I had shown my class a dvd of American pop artist Jim Dine doing a huge charcoal drawing of an owl on a white washed wall in a small German museum.