|Made a little more progress tonight. I am having to |
layer more and more color on his breast, to
get it to that really dark value.
|I started on the background a little...I was tired of drawing |
with nothing but pink pencils! I think the green will
offset the pink well (they are opposite colors).
I looked up the website for the "Birds in Art" show tonight.
I entered this show many years ago, and could never get in.
It is held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming every year, and is
a very prestigious show. I entered for about 8 years in a
row, and was never accepted. You do however, receive
a catalog from the show if you enter. The last
year I entered, I was leafing through the beautiful
artwork, each depicting a bird in some way or another.
And then I came to one that confused me. It was a
painting of a sandy beach and ocean. Upon closer
examination, I made out small bird tracks in the
sand. It wasn't a particularly stunning piece: the
composition was lousy, and there was nothing really
dynamic about it. And I got really annoyed (angry really!).
And I didn't enter the show anymore. I could not believe
that a painting without even a feather of a bird could
get in, then what was the point! It was a very immature
attitude. And I realize now that much of my work was not a
truly professional level at the time. So, anyway, I might be in the
mood to try it again this year...who knows! But I will
be entering something besides just bird tracks...ha!