October 30, 2006

Things with Wings, EDM challenge

This is my contribution for last weeks EDM challenge "Things with Wings". I was working off a photograph and figured out that seagulls can very easily take on the proportions of ducks, if you aren't really careful. It is amazing how a slight change in the length of a tail or curve of a head can change the look of a bird so familiar. He still has a few problems but he's the best I can do for the moment.

9 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

Hi Tami,

He's really quite good, I would have known he was a seagull, without reading your description. He's got a bit of a cheeky look to him too, and that is just what a seagull is!
Really nice painting, Tami!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

Tami!!! Oh this is wonderful!! I love the bird, fence -- and mercy, the ground of flowers is absolutely AWESOME!!!! WONDERFUL painting, Tami ... one of your finest!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

Lin always beats me! I was going to say the flowers were awesome. LOL!! This really is excellent! You've got a really good angle on the fence and it REALLY looks like wood. The seagull certainly does have that "look" so characteristic of the breed. A fine job and you should be proud of it!!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Tami, you know what I am noticing about your paintings lately?? Your colors are lucious! I love the perspective on this one, and the gull and the flowers and just everything!

2:36 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Well done! Can I just say "ditto" to all the above comments?
:-)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Tami,
I LOVE this painting! The seagull is great. I love the crafty look on his face but even more I love all the parts of the painting. The way you did the foreground flowers vs. the background flowers is beautiful--some detail in the foreground and softly blurred in the background. The texture on the fence posts is terrific too. Really nice work!

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Renate said...

Very nice. The fence is great too, not only the bird.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Tami, I really love your seagull. The whole piece is quite lovely - the colors and setting.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Well done. I love the colors in these one.

8:26 PM  

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