Thursday, January 23, 2014

Let it Shine

6" x 6"
 This fine fellow is a willow ptarmigan, a type of grouse.  At the beginning of winter their feathers turn from brown and russet to pure white.  To me, that is a wonderful mystery of nature.  Their feet are covered with hair-like feathers and they will burrow into the snow for warmth.
I found this to be a fun challenge, painting white on white with only the blue shadows defining distance and shape.

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