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lynnm1947 posted 10/9/2013 10:26 AM

...that it wanted to talk to SI folks to get their expert opinions. He is my first experiment with modelling paste. Up to now, I have made texture with impasto (thick) paint. Birdie is 8" x 8" acrylic over modelling paste on paper. Although the photo makes the painting darker than it really is, I still think I have to tone down the background so birdie stands out better. What do you wise SI people think?

(This is just a practice piece. The photo also makes the gold on the top feathers look funny.)

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 10:28 AM, October 9th (Wednesday)]

Deeply Scared posted 10/9/2013 10:36 AM

I love it!! And I especially love the colors

lynnm1947 posted 10/9/2013 10:42 AM

DS, my home life is a kindergarten! I play with paints and modelling paste and silly stuff and before you know it, three hours have flown by. It's the BEST therapy--though probably not the cheapest!

Do you think I should outline his eye? I have a problem knowing when to stop and leave something alone!

abbycadabby posted 10/9/2013 10:53 AM


Deeply Scared posted 10/9/2013 11:11 AM

Personally, I would leave his eyes alone...I think if you do too much it will take away or be distracting from the beauty of it

[This message edited by SI Staff at 11:16 AM, October 9th (Wednesday)]

lynnm1947 posted 10/9/2013 11:13 AM

That was my thought, too. I think it would look too stark. My grandchildren will probably end up with this piece. They often try to claim stuff!

Lucky2HaveMe posted 10/9/2013 14:09 PM

I like that the bird doesn't pop out too much. Gives the painting a softer feel

lynnm1947 posted 10/9/2013 15:00 PM

Thank you all for your input.

Lucky2, maybe it's a shy bird seeking camouflage?

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