Posted on by Wess Foreman

Sparrows, 28x11" $200The design of this painting came fully formed out of my head -- it doesn't usually happen that way but sometimes it does. I'm pretty sure it comes from an image I've seen before. Maybe a painting, maybe an illustration, maybe an ancient Chinese watercolor scroll -- I don't know.

I placed all the major elements on the canvas in paint, then refined the tree limbs, then found a few sparrow reference photos to refine the birds. I kept the neutral color palette but just had to add my signature spots or squares to the plain background (hey, it works).

I think the bird on top is the winner. Is that how that works?

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