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Thursday, March 03, 2011

At Attention-Sparrow Watercolor

I am really close to done and decided to post it now. I still could refine a few edges but will be sending it off for a scan and that takes awhile so wanted to post it. I am hoping I pulled it off as I was making up this background but it was so much fun I could not stop! I did not want anything with crisp edges but needed it to still  read foliage. I am sure I could have done it better with a real photo but sometimes I like to just play and this is one of those. Hopefully the sparrow still stands out enough. I liked the attention sign, although it was for dogs...I made it into something perhaps about birds or nesting...who knows...but thought the arrow helped tell a story.
I will be teaching a workshop here in Bemidji the 10th -12th so have to begin preparing for that but I do have a drawing nearly complete so hopefully I will be able to post something on that before too long! Any questions...just ask!


Phyl said...

Hi Janie,
This really has a WOW factor. This probably doesn't make any sense, but I love the way the background, sits back. It really pushes the birdhouse and sign to the front. This is a colorful, textural, dimensional, beauty.

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you Phyl,you are a kind and good friend!

thomas w. schaller said...

i'm really taken with this janie. love it all, but the "made up" background is a real peach. it works so well, color, texture, imagination - a beauty!

Jane Freeman said...

Oh my goodness Tom! Thank you ever so much. Coming from you it is a real treat and you just made my made my whole week! ha!

carlos diez said...

Wonderful watercolour Jane. I like the bird and the birdhouse and the Attention sign that puts an "human" element in this piece of nature. Congratulations