Friday, 16 January 2015

HOW DO YA LIKE MY HAIRDO? - 30 Paintings in 30 Days ART PARTY - Day 17

HOW DO YA by Sea Dean (in room light)
HOW DO YA LIKE MY HAIRDO? by Sea Dean (in daylight)

HOW DO YA ... Progress photo
By Sea Dean

7" x 5" Wrap Canvas
Canvas Panel
Ready to frame

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This cockatiel has been patiently waiting for his portrait for some time. I had a chat with a patron during the holidays about her father's love of birds and his cockatiel. It reminded me that I had this image on file and that I should paint it soon. So here he is.

I once shared a condo with a computer whiz that had a cockatiel. The bird had no cage and spent most of it's day roosting on a picture frame or riding on his shoulder. Every now and then it would take a trip around the house, so the doors were kept closed. I seem to remember that one day a visitor forgot to close the screen and that was bye bye birdie. Luckily this was in Australia and being native there, I'm sure he found a mate and lived happily ever after.

The second photo is the work nearing completion. I usually photograph my work and it shows up anything that needs a tweak. Here I needed to thin the neck, and darken some values. I also discovered that I had forgotten to finish the eye with a surround and a sparkle. Just a few well placed brush strokes made all the difference.

30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - Day 17


As a special gift to fellow artists I am allowing you to post on my blog during the 30 in 30 Challenge. I'm using the same type of system as Leslie Saeta, so if you're participating it will be easy. Please post  with YOUR NAME ONLY (not the painting's name or your business name) and a link to your web presence. 

Posting ends at midnight each day and voting begins. Voting is open on all the previous days blogs from January 1st until January 31st. Three votes for each person every day. Voting opens when posting closes and continues till 31st January 2015. At close of voting the three most popular paintings rise to the top and remain there forever.

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Prizes given to the most active artists and voters that participate throughout the month. Posts, Votes, Comments, Shares etc.
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Posted on Leslie Saeta as # 5