|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.
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.