Cinda Jo Bauman: Children's Book Writer & Illustrator, Cut-Paper Artist, and More!

Posts tagged ‘feathers’

Hope for Smooth Landings

smooth landingsFinally finished! Hope for Smooth Landings, Acrylic on 36×24″ canvas. This is an intuitive prompt painting I started over a year ago with a group of artist friends from an online group called The Paint Circle. This group was a spin off of the Flora Bowley Ecourse I took in 2012. Each member suggests a prompt to get you painting such as: write a letter to yourself on the canvas, paint something you find outside on your canvas, paint with your opposite hand..until you get an idea of what the painting wants to be. I decided to paint a goose after painting feathers, so I found a reference photo and then many, many layers later…done! The photo doesn’t show the colors and textures as well as I hoped, but I’m so happy I kept trying because I really love it.  

Yikes!

Not quite the visitor Spider was expecting.

I finished this illustration using the feathers I posted a LONG time ago……well, a LONG time ago.  But I’ve been waiting for a sunny day when I had time to photograph it.  The little blue bird actually started out to be a Blue Heron.  As I built his feather covered body though, I realized by the time I finished he would be HUGE!  So after studying him, and being determined to use all those feathers I had cut, I just chopped off his head and neck and “whalla!” a bluebird. 🙂

Going to need more feathers. This is so much more fun than dusting!

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