Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ibises

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My husband likes it still, which means I haven't killed it. Believe me, he'll tell me if I have, and for that I'm grateful.

18 comments:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

This is one of your best I've seen!! I have to stare at it some more now...

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

No, you just made it stronger - carefully crafting the light sides against the darker backgrounds. Perfect. Now don't TOUCH it! :)

Your Baby Brother said...

These ibis (ibi?) are magnificent! You did well to go back and define them better.

rob ijbema said...

great lighting effect mary,very dramatic...
really like what you are doing with color lately!

Rob Hazzard said...

Wow, looks great Mary. I like how your birds have a glow to them.

WAY said...

OMG - Couldn't agree more with your baby brother and every one else! It's fabulous!

Paz said...

I like it, too. A lot! ;-)

Paz

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Just gorgeous! Aren't we lucky to have very honest husbands to critique?

Alberto, il pittore said...

Mary,
very good composition, nice subject too, keep up the good work.
il pittore

Pat said...

Looks just great, Mary. Nice feeling of early morning sun.

PainterLee said...

I love the light in the grass under the birds...perfect! And the scratchy texture of the background is great too! Love your work! Your color palette is delicious! :)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Mary, I had to come back and see it some more. Sooooo beautiful. The lime green grass in the sun is just fantastic and there's a dreamlike sense about the whole scene. For me, this is your masterpiece.

Karen Bruson said...

Mary, Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. What gorgeous paintings you do! I can tell you love color the way I do!

LSaeta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Wow - this is wonderful. Funny about husbands ... mine seems to understand art too!

Peter Lee said...

Hi Mary, Thank you for visiting my blog with nice comments.
This is a lovely painting - lively and expressive! I became your 'instant' follower.
Keep up the good work.
Today I spent most of my time meeting new artists on this blogger planet. I have to admit that it could be very addictive.
I better get back to my canvas for my new still painting that I just underpainted with acrylic last night, and now it's ready for the oil treatment.
A little scared of my new experiment but should be fun.
Come visit my blog again to see how the painting evolves, which I have no idea at this point.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

wow what a terrific topic idea--and the colors are so vibrant! The blues in the background achieve that distance....the whole work is harmonious in color. Love it!

Sandy said...

I like it too, I like the colors, the softness, the background. Listen to your husband, ha!

Carolina said...

I like this final version, definitely 'alive' :)
Thank you for visiting my blog, see you around!

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