Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Red-Crested Cardinal (Work In Progress)

Reference Photo of Red-Crested Cardinal
by Carol Reynolds

I took this reference photograph of the Brazilian or Red-Crested Cardinal some time ago at Bellows Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.   He was finding something to nibble on in this fallen, broken open coconut.  I am thinking about the title "Slim Pickings" for the finished painting     :-)      Below are stages of the work in progress.

First Stage WIP   

I almost always begin with a rough color "sketch" in oil on canvas or panel.   

Stage 2 WIP
Red-Crested Cardinal 
11" x 14" oil on gessobord panel

The painting is still in a very rough beginning, and it needs to dry before I go on to the next stage with more detail.   Please return soon to view the completed painting.

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