Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara

"The Bird Refuge with Coots"
11 x 14 inches
oil on canvas

I feel like I have made a few advancements  in my compositional arrangements. I really wanted to have the reflection of the two sword plants in the middle ground but I didn't want them just jutting straight out from the side of the canvas. Instead, I brought the shore into the front to ease the the strong shape of the plants with their reflection. The smaller shapes of the birds and palm trees on left and right grab your attention enough to move your eye around the canvas. Right?


  1. Right! Like this composition! Color too.

  2. I just started following your art and this blog after reading the article about you in the Independent. Your work is spectactular!
    Best of luck!


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