Thursday, January 21, 2010

Make Believe Strut (Shorebird in motion)(SOLD)

 In my bio I say that "I like to create big worlds with little brushes. This painting feels like  creating little worlds with big brushes". Too windy to risk an outside shot with better light. When this painting is finished I will take it off the frame, take the frame apart and mail both to a gallery framing store in DC and he will reassemble it there.
It is proving difficult to get a good photo of this. its windy outside and raining. I have refined some of the shapes and stayed true to my 5 foot brush on a 5 foot X 5 foot canvas
I have no reference material for this, so I named it thus. With a piece this big, you have to use big brushes, my favorite is the 5' cardboard cylinder with a 2" trim brush.  The coffee table in front keeps me away from the canvas.
Oil on canvas 5'X5' Commissioned Painting

10 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Rick this piece just seems powerful. It is gorgeous!

Kevy400 said...

I love the vivid colors!

Debbie said...

What a fun, delightful piece - you have captured the shore bird's attitude so well! What a cool focal point for your collector!

Marilyn M. King said...

Wow! even at this large size you have kept your brushwork loose and alive. Beautiful color and dynamic composition. The angle of the shoreline works so well with the angles of the bird and reflexion. Another wonderful painting, Rick!

Lisa Riehl said...

I LOVE this!!!! It's so whimsical. Fantastic job. How exciting to work on such a large painting.

Rick Nilson said...

thank you all for the comments.

Julie Hill said...

Rick, great colors and movement captured! well done

I am Tyler Nilson said...

love it!

Marilyn M. King said...

Great finish! Your client will love it!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Gives a new twist to the phrase "big bird."

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