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Old 12-28-2016, 10:38 AM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter Winter Chickadee

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Title: Winter Chickadee
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Medium: Oil
Surface: Wood
Dimension: 6
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MY COMMENTS:
I am planning a series of winter wildlife paintings. This is the first. I want to convey the quiet stillness of winter with the wildlife being the focal point.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
I think my background is too plain and too white. I'd like to suggest a background of trees, snow and branches without focus, very subtle. What to do?

Is the bird too flat?

Anything else?
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:00 AM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

try just spreading around some reds, greens, browns, etc. in the background and just suggest trees and branches. Darker towards the edges.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:05 AM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Thank you. I'll play with that.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:12 AM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Thank you. I'll play with that.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:20 PM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Awwww, I LOVE chickadees and this one is soooo cute! You've really captured it. No I don't think it's too flat, maybe the background is too flat...just needs a bit of very light shading or something to create more depth. I look forward to see what else you're going to paint for your series.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:28 PM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Thanks Yvonne. The background is flat isn't it? Hum..I think I could work on that. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:48 PM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Well, the background is in the background. Just watch you don't make it too busy.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:28 AM
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Re: Winter Chickadee

Good advice. I added just a touch more shading a couple background branches and it looked better.
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