Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Acrylic painting of a Cedar Waxwing

I started this 5" X 7" painting with the intention of creating a quick painterly study, but soon felt the urge to tighten my brushstrokes and add all the little details. I think I have more fun with these smaller-sized paintings; I don't get overwhelmed as easily and I can finish them in a few hours.

I snapped the reference photo for this painting on a farm that has a large blueberry patch. The Cedar Waxwings were flying in so close to me as I was picking blueberries, it made for a great photo opportunity.