Monday, February 16, 2015

The Sun's Promise

13" x 10"

I have painted Willow Ptarmigans in a small format before, but this time I wanted to explore the relationship of a pair in their winter plumage.  It still amazes me that a brown and russet bird knows when to change color as winter gets near.

They are friendly, social birds and they tend to be a loyal companion to their mate.  

Painting this background when it was very wet and mixing the colors was a real risk, but I liked the way that it turned out.  I would say that I got lucky!

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