Today's painting is a little bigger than I usually paint on - 12"x12".. not big by some artist's standards, but I usually keep it on the smaller side, maybe because I enjoy the intimacy of smaller paintings. With this beautiful stag's majestic antlers and unwavering stare I definitely wanted to go a wee bit bigger. I kept the paint loose and juicy, plus have been getting some mileage out of my new tube of phthalo turquoise... am loving this new addition to my palette :)
And, I guess this one is also a further look into the Three Little Birds theme I've been exploring. Today's birds are chickadees, a bird I have found to be quite the popular little bird among people I've talked to.. I like them too, and they make a nice, graphic addition to many of my paintings.
Scroll down to see a detail that shows some of the yummy paint a little better..