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Notes on a Landscape: Spoonbills

Posted on by Wess Foreman

Third in the “Notes…” series. The addition of the halos (are they halos or is there another name for this type?) elevate this image to a whole new level for me. Without them, the birds are just birds. With them, the viewer takes a moment of reflection—-what does this mean? should I be more reverent? should I be angry about this? why?—-the effect of which is interesting. And hey, what more can I ask for than interesting artwork. I added the painting process video below.

Notes on a Landscape: Spoonbills, 24x30”, SOLD

gull

Posted on by Wess Foreman

I painted this gull painting nearly a year ago and I might have shown it at one art show before deciding that I didn't like it at all---too boring. So yesterday I pulled it back out and reworked it, mainly adding interest to the background of the piece. Adding all those horizontal layers of "water" and the suggestion of a dock in the background, as well as all the drips (which always fools a few people when it rains at art shows). Now I can and will show this canvas proudly at the next show.

Gull

24x18", $300

egret landing

Posted on by Wess Foreman

Generally, when I can finish a painting in two sessions it means it's a good painting. This one was painted on masonite. It took two sessions. One rough-in with my large brush and the other with my detail brush. I kept it simple and tried not to overwork it. Turned out nice, if I do say so my-own-self.  I'll probably make this available as a print as well.

Egret Landing,

8x10", $75

a squabble of seagulls

Posted on by Wess Foreman

This one was just going to be a quick "sketch" with my paints this morning, then it turned into something more finished. It went through many phases in the process---it initially had a figure in the foreground feeding the gulls, for instance---and I'm happy with the result.

A Squabble of Seagulls, 14x7", $75