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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Early Birds...of the New Year

"Second Story"
(6x8", Oil on Stretched Linen) 
Price:  $200.00     SOLD

Well, it's the beginning of a new year again and I'm caught short of new art work to display for a convention in Boston this weekend. So I spent the last two weeks painting little bird paintings to supplement my art show panel. These bird paintings got a little more involved than I was planning, but I'm pleased with how they turned out anyway. Since I didn't have time to paint full blown robot and bird paintings, I settled for rusty gears as perches for two tiny, chubby Boreal Chickadees. I used an entry from my sketchbook as the basis of the composition...

"Pit Stop"
(5x7", Oils on Stretched Canvas)
Price: $200.00

Since this one was going to be a very close focus image, I used the face of one of my previous robots as the perch for this little Red-Breasted Nuthatch. And I swiped a recent bird drawing from my sketchbook as the birdie subject. He's alighted on the eye-ledge of the robot for a quick pit stop amid his foraging for nuts and seeds.

The usual palette was used again: Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Lemon, Sap Green, Chromium Green, Cerulean Blue, and Yellow Ochre. Brushes included a few small Filberts, and a 1/2" Angle brush, and a #0 Fine Round, and a #4 Round.

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