Tuesday, February 26, 2008

progress on Ruffed Grouse piece...

here after today...wish I had more time to paint.
Teaching's been taking up much of it...

a few closeups...trying to keep background soft and thin layers,
and nearer foliage thicker and carefully laid on...


Jason Seiler said...

Whoa Dad, this one is kicking butt!! Seriously nice! I started a new self-caricature, will probably be the cover for my book . . . . I just posted it on my blog, just a block in at this point.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Jason..
I think fall is one of the most difficult seasons to paint. So much of our emotions gives way to all the reds, the oranges and yellows...but painting it is really quite hard. Like so many visual voices, that nothing of the richness and charm of the moment is given its due justice.

I am liking this one...something about keeping one side of the scene in a bit of shadow, slightly subdued, allows for the richness to not be lost.

The single darting ruffed grouse looking for quick shelter is like so many moments I've observed the bird.

I'll check out your self-caricature...and know it will be awesome!
love ya