Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Decoy

Before we get to the decoy, here is a much better picture of the pitcher from my last posting.  I did play with some settings, allowing more light in. It really helped. 

This is a painting of a very old decoy.  It is my more realistic version. Very natural  colors.

Here is a more impressionistic close-up.

Lastly, a quick, quick sketch in oils...........just trying to lay down my impression of this particular decoy.  Do you think any of the impressionists painted decoys?

1 comment:

  1. Really great studies Helen. The pitcher is such a lesson in values and warm and cool. Beautifully done. And love the final decoy. So fresh and such a certainty to your strokes.