Friday, January 17, 2014

bluejays

(5x7)
Above: Another go at the pair of bluejays.
Below: A bluejay I painted several months ago, before starting to try to learn the anatomy of wings. The beak is too big and curved, but otherwise, I like the head.
 
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8 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Laura - these blue jays are beautiful. So nice you painted a pair together. So lovely.

RH Carpenter said...

Liking both of these paintings but I see what you mean about the bill of the single jay - it's easy to make the bills too long, too short, too curved, too straight, whatever - and that's a big part of what type of bird they are. I've messed up a nice bird by not getting the bill right at all :( Ah, well, more practice!!!

Katherine Harra said...

All your practice-practice-practice is certainly paying off, Laura. Beautiful.

Celia Blanco said...

Getting the right anatomy is key, you did a beautiful job! I love your LBB from yesterday too. It's hard to believe you didn't draw them out first! I always love your colors, your browns are very rich.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

gorgeous work :) very vibrant blues. miss seeing these birds, even if they were big bullies to all the other birds at the feeders :p

Barbara Muir said...

Love these paintings of one of my favorite birds. Corvids right? So intelligent, and beautiful.

XOXOXO Barbara

Polly Birchall said...

Love these little blue jays

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

your work is awesome and I love your birds!

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