“Birds at Midnight”

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birds at midnight watermark

This is one of those pieces that just evolved as it went.  When I made the background, I had in mind some sort of aquatic scene with the blues and greens.  After the background piece sat for a couple of days, I begin to have more of an urge to put some birds on it.  Because the birds needed something to perch on, a tree grew into being. The painted part also went through a similar process, going through three other colors before finally deciding on this midnight blue, toned down a bit by rubbing in some white gesso. I did some touch ups with my favorite  Derwent Inktense pencils.  Then I added some random “scribbles” with a white paint marker, and the hint of some blue blossoms, and I was finally happy with the piece.

20150226_132310  birds at midnight closeup

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0 Responses

  1. I couldn’t agree more. This is wonderful!

  2. Love it! I love the way the shapes are formed by painting the negative space and I love all the textures and tones.

  3. Kathy Hunter

    Very attractive. I like the color combination. Actually, I like everything about it.
    Did you use a wet brush on your Inktense pencil drawings or just leave it alone?

    • Thank you, Kathy! I did use a wet brush on the first round of Inktense, but then added more here and there later and left as is.

  4. DAVID GROBE

    Kayann, That’s neat!! You are so creative. Naomi (yep, your long , lost sis-in-law) PS If you remember, ask Don to update me on the babies, family, etc. when he gets a chance. Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:32:13 +0000 To: dngrobe@msn.com

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