I especially love the little owl that Landrum got for his mother. Really great stuff all around. I enjoy her use of gold leaf a lot, like in yours Tim. Was that something you requested or did she suggest it?
vanessafoley wrote:Slightly cropped pic of my almost finished Desert Cardinal and Possumhaw berries oil painting (always leave the feets until last, so scary!) This piece will be one of the paintings I'm sending over to @antlerpdx gallery for a three person show at the end of April
vanessafoley wrote:Last of my series of New Zealand birds, a South Island Tomtit, this little fellow has sold en route to the gallery (The Artists Room, Dunedin). Really love the birds of NZ and I'm already planning what to include in my next set, fantails and tui's for sure
vanessafoley wrote:Tried an experimental thing to give the gold leaf on this panel an antique look, it went awry then badly and then got even worse! Much panicking and googleing ensued, and although this isn't exactly the effect I was looking for I'm still quite happy with the results with the first pass of oils on the Winter Wren. If this painting goes well it will be included in my show at @antlerpdx and if not quite up to scratch it will go to a private collector (my mum)
vanessafoley wrote:Starting on a snowy owl commission and looking forward to the weekend! This piece is graphite pencil on paper, I use traditional pencils for most of the larger areas of the drawing and then grab my beloved mechanical pencil (2B lead) and dive in to the yummy feather details. Happy weekend wishes to all