After years of working in scratchboard, which a few of you may be are familiar with, I started an oil painting class in January. The first painting was ok, but not worth sharing here
However I am really quite pleased with how #2 came out. This one is on clayboard and sized 18"x24". The title is "Napoleon".
This past summer I had the pleasure to spend most of a month in South Africa. This is from one of my images taken over there of a male collared sunbird. Sunbirds are South Africa's version of our hummingbirds (but don't hover) - feed mostly on nectar from flowers and most are only 2" to 4" in size. Though only about 3" tall, the collared sunbird males are very territorial of their patch of flowers and will chase other birds off, even ones that are much larger (hence the title).
All C&C welcome and appreciated, as I am learning as I go.
Detailed look at the head