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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Little Songbirds...


Little Chickadee
(5x7", Oils on Stretched Linen)   PRICE:  $ 170.00  SOLD

Fairy Wren
(5x7", Oils on Stretched Linen)  PRICE: $170.00

These are my first pure bird paintings in some time. And you have no idea how much I enjoyed painting them. No robots, goddesses, or other dominant features in sight: just birds. The first one is a Black Capped Chickadee...one of my favourite little birds to paint. The second is an Australian native species, a Fairy Wren. There are many variants in the Fairy Wren family, and this is just one of them. I noted, after I finished the painting that my painted bird was a bit bigger than a real Fairy Wren...they are generally very tiny and rather gorgeously coloured in jewel tones.




Included on the palette were: Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Permanent Light Green, Cadmium Orange Hue, and Cobalt Blue.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by,
Cheers,
Marianne