Friday, March 7, 2014

A Pair of Kestrels

Kestrels in progress
Well, I finally got the painting of the kestrel pair finished this week. It was going along pretty well as far as the birds were concerned, but the idea for the washy background just didn't work. Since I didn't know what to do with it I set it aside to ponder my options. Still coming up with nothing I asked my resident art critic, a.k.a. my husband. "You need to put some things at the bottom", he said. Okay. Great. Like what kind of things?
"Oh, you know, like some kind of stick things or grass things, but keep them vague and indistinct."
Okee, dokee, glad I asked for his expert advice.
But guess what? Turns out he was right! I hate to have to admit that! Don't tell him I admitted it on the internet!!!
Kestrel Pair-Acrylic-9" x 12"

 Here is the finished piece. I think the "stick and grass" thing was just what it needed.
This piece will be available for purchase directly from me or you can visit my Daily Paintworks gallery where you can view it and many of my other art pieces.