Thursday, 27 December 2012

#366 In the studio: Pheasant painting

The Wyoming studio is located on the Popo Agie River which flows into the
Wind River.  There is abundant wildlife year 'round on the property, and I can
be "in the field" while in the studio.  The river flows under an icepack most of
the winter, but is always open and the wildlife rely on it.

As I looked out the window of the studio this morning, my subject was before me. I've sculpted pheasants many times, but they were so beautiful in snow today that I simply had to paint them. Shown on the right, is the view from the studio deck.

Below, a fat pheasant cock hung around the studio all day

Below, 2 little oil studies started while having coffee this morning

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