|Local character study #1: Black squirrel crouching, oil on canvas board, 8"x8"|
This has been the longest, most shut-in winter I can remember. I've only made it out to life drawing a few times, but I've no shortage of models. I've been painting the local scene.
Posted by Shannon Reynolds at Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Some toughs have taken up residence around the bird feeder, and it's not who you might think. No hawks here, just doves. Dove toughs. They hang in the locust tree and whenever some smaller species lands near the feeder, they whir down and bully the little birds away with sheer size, and numbers, and that jerky, bobble-head, stink eye thing they do so well.
|Mourning Dove, oil on panel, 7" x 12"|
Posted by Shannon Reynolds at Thursday, February 20, 2014
I've been taking advantage of the opportunity to paint from life at monthly three-hour single pose sessions at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. The brief single session forces concentrated observation and loose paint handling. This one is from the January session.
|Robin (detail), painted study, oil on prepared paper|
|Robin, painted study, oil on prepared paper, 11" x 14"|
Posted by Shannon Reynolds at Tuesday, February 18, 2014