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Monday, May 2, 2011

Bright as Gold

A friend snapped this photo as I was beginning work on a new piece while we were hanging out at the Guild.

She was understandably curious why I kept putting on and taking off color.

She felt better when I finally settled down to start drawing, several photos of the goldfinch as my reference.

At home I really got a bit more adventuresome with the colors.

I think he looks like he might fly off into the woods, but I've never seen a goldfinch on this property.
Here he is in his 9 x 6 glory....ready to fly into someone's home.
Meanwhile I think I will enjoy him, we've gotten to know each other so well!


  1. Hi Cindy,
    What an interesting piece. Thanks for showing the progress shots. It is lovely.

  2. I love that little guy...I remember admiring them in NC..

  3. I love seeing the whole process. Very nice.

  4. thanks...they are quick little fellows!

  5. Hi Cindy. The putting on and taking off of color at the start of this painting made for a richly textured foundation that is lovely! Beautiful piece. Thank you for stopping at my blog, too.


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