Wednesday, February 16, 2011

House Sparrow and Roses

This painting is for the Gallery One Masterworks in Miniature show in March. I've sketched out the composition lightly with a white charcoal pencil. I went right into the bird to establish my lights and darks.


Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Wonderful light! (Thanks so much for the WIP shots) Do you use your own reference photos and if so do you make up the light afterwards... I find I get good photos but the light may not be right at the time. Lesley

Karen Hargett said...

Oh - nice. I'm going to enjoy seeing this come together.

Johnny said...

Thank you Lesley and Karen!

Lesley, yes I do use my own reference.I really try to pay attention to the light when I'm taking photos. They are never perfect so there's always some fudging to try and get it right.