Sunrise Bird


Photo Credit: Don McClure Havre de Grace, Maryland


At my first painting class my teacher instructed us to pick a landscape that had some meaning to us.  The first painting she wanted us to paint a landscape because they are relatively easy.  I picked my friend Don's picture because it had a "thing" in it (a bird) and I had been playing with blending colors.

The first class we did a value drawing like the old masters.

Value Painting

Next I started to add colors.

 
 
 
 
Then I lost the bird.
 
 

But after many layers I was pleased with everything but the bird.  However, Sunrise Bird's new owner declared it finished and I condescended to her wishes.


Had I "finished" it I would have made the bird a bit more like the picture.  But all in all I am very pleased with the result.  Kudos to my painting teacher Christine Kuhn.  She is amazing.

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Comment by Jess on December 4, 2014 at 6:13am
Mary, how lovely, thank you for sharing your process with us, congratulations of your course, you're doing wonderful.
Comment by Mary Dugan on December 4, 2014 at 1:02pm

Thank you Jess!  I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Comment by Laurel Nichols on December 4, 2014 at 5:49pm

Very nice for the first painting! I love the colors you have done with the sky and water.

Comment by Mary Dugan on December 4, 2014 at 6:08pm

I love yellows and reds and blues!

Comment by Kathleen Roussel on December 18, 2014 at 4:32am

loved every stage of this!

Comment by Mary Dugan on December 18, 2014 at 12:49pm

Thanks Kathleen!  I'm learning a lot.

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