A New Bird Painting...
I painted this little bird at Illuxcon 5 at Altoona, Pennsylvania two weeks ago. A public demo in fact. I seem to be getting better at painting in public, even though I spent the first half of my life deathly afraid of public performance of any nature. I guess we all grow up and outgrow certain things. Anyway, this is my little English Robin...aka Robin Red Breast... and he was a joy to paint. The subtleties of his brushy feathers are a bit lost in this photo, and the whites have muddied slightly. Sorry about that. I toyed with the details on Photoshop, but to no avail. I'll try again another time.
Meanwhile, this is me, using my little Guerrilla Painter Box again. I love that box. Everyone else in the show was painting large canvases with complicated subjects...presumably, some of the artists brought their day job to Illuxcon so they wouldn't miss out any work time on them. Mind you, I got asked so many times during the weekend, about 'did I finish my bird painting?' and 'is it for sale?' that I think half of the convention attendees must have stopped by to watch me work. That's entirely too flattering for words, considering how many Art Gods and Art Godlets were showing the most gorgeous paintings in the same hall.
Thanks for dropping by.