Thursday, February 24, 2011

A wren and two and a half eggs



A wren and two and a half eggs
12 x 12 Oil/Linen

I painted this very quickly and freely with Charles Warren Eaton's Sunset Trees in mind. His amazing colours made me want to paint something with really strong colours. My tendency is to over-paint.. to get everything perfect and I think I end up losing some of the really lovely qualities of paint.



A wonderful Wednesday morning!

11 comments:

Rozanne Hubbard said...

Ah...Charles Eaton...one of my favorite artists! You do not over paint your paintings, Lynne. Your feelings shine through beautifully in your work. That is why you too are one of my favorite artists.

loriann said...

Love the intense color and the way you grayed the chroma slightly.another beauty...in a different way.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

You are so sweet Rozanne to say this... we are going to have so much fun in Scotland!!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Loriann, thank you.. I guess I still have to do that toning down somewhat, even though this is really quite bright for me!!

wolfgang said...

Overpaint, underpaint, balderdash. You do it differently as the impulse strikes you, and always to marvelous and lasting effect. This little scene is wonderful, still atmospheric, and emotionally rich.
Your "overpainted" things are absolute magic, too, so just keep following your heart and eye, and don't let anything stop your painting or urge you to change who you are. if you elect for whatever reason to paint differently from time to time, it doesn't mean your past work is diminished in any way. You bring different qualities of paint to the fore in your "overpainted" things, so sure be inspired by the fast painters, but just keep been Lynne E. Windsor, Virtuosic Painter.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Oh Wolfy, you are too kind! When are you going to write that book!

mindfuldrawing.com said...

I like this painting a lot. This female wren (I think) takes a break from breeding after a warm, spring day. The sun is almost gone and the glow makes the land and wren already dreamy. The wren will quickly go for a snack and then return to her eggs for the night.
A calm and lovely scene.
Paula

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Welcome Paula and thank you so much for your lovely description. Quite a compliment coming from you! Your work is exquisite!

Caroline said...

I saw a little wren down by the river Spey last thursday he was on a branch really close by to me. It was the first time I had seen one so friendly, they are quite shy birds. You have captured the wren so beautifully reminds me of the little one I saw.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

When I see a wren my heart lifts. I don't really understand why these energetic little birds do that to me in particular, but they do.. It sounds like an ideal setting down by the River Spey and a wren... perfect! I think I drove along side it for a while during my visit up to Aviemore.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

When I see a wren my heart lifts. I don't really understand why these energetic little birds do that to me in particular, but they do.. It sounds like an ideal setting down by the River Spey and a wren... perfect! I think I drove along side it for a while during my visit up to Aviemore.