Daub du Jour

My name is Marianne Plumridge. I am an artist of mythic fantasy works and fine art images. More of which can be seen at my website, 'MariannePlumridge.com', and also my main Blog, 'Muse du Jour'. These sites are in the links section of this page. This site began life as a painting a day blog in 2007. However that project has now passed, but I still find myself painting in that way. So this site will now be the showcase my new paintings as inspired by those previous efforts.

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Location: New England, United States

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Day 45

All Puffed Up
(Vermillion Flycatcher)
(4x5", Oil) Price: $110.00 SOLD


Okay, so Vermillion Flycatchers are supposed to be well, more red... but this one is a lady Vermillion Flycatcher. The female of the species don't have the bright and brilliant plummage that the males do, because it's the males who have to catch the female bird's attention - enough to make her want to be his mate. Cardinals - the birds, that is - work the same way. Normally, this little lady is svelte and thin, but in this painting, she's fluffed up her feathers and now looks like a sweet, puffy soft toy. Perhaps she's cold, or trying to make herself larger to discourage a lurking predator.

Anyway, she was fun to paint.

Same palette as yesterday, but with the addition of a little Cadmium Red Light to help the 'vermillion' bits along.

See you tomorrow,
Marianne

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