Thursday, September 1, 2011

Frosty morning ( Great blue heron) 18 x 24 oil SOLD

This is the first in my "Four Seasons" series. A year on Leeds creek.(The creek we live on) This is opposite our house last winter.I love the way herons fluff themselves out in cold weather. They also have a uncanny ability to look miserable. Next up ... Bald Eagle in Fall Light.

5 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

Wow, Matthew, very lovely lighting! You are great!! Cheers, Colette

Clive Meredith said...

another wonderful piece of art matthew,the backdrop looks amazingly complex.it would be really interesting if you had the time to show some wip's and see how you go about constructing the painting from start thru to finished piece.of course i understand completely if you didnt want to give away any trade secrets:-)

From The Studio Floor said...

Dear Colette and Clive,
Thank you for your comments. Clive I really don't mind sharing "Trade secrets" In fact I enjoy posting Sketch to finished painting showing the construction of the painting. I haven't done that in a while, so I promise to do that for my next post or two.I am just wary of coming across as a show off.

Matt

Clive Meredith said...

i'm just finding my way with oils and thoroughly enjoying them and it would be interesting to see how an artist whose work i admire greatly goes about creating the finished image.Theres inevitably something to be gleaned from watching another artist work even if its only the realisation that i 'must try harder'.looking forward to seeing your process and many thanks for sharing

Kelly Singleton said...

This is FABULOUS! Can't wait to see the other season's in the series.