Finch

100 Sheet Challenge

I've been slowly working my way through a 100 sheet challenge, where I'm trying to do 100 paintings in about 100 days. I'm only posting a few of them in order to not inundate folks, but I think I'm improving.



Bee and Wisteria

I really loved the purple and how the stems and everything worked, and the bee was a nice surprise as to how well the wings worked out. I really enjoyed how the layout worked out and where things lay.

I'm still working on how to fill in the spaces, and what to leave white and open and let it just be.

























Swallow and Cherry

The swallow makes me very very happy. The whole stance of it and how the wings are relative to the body and the tail just make me pretty happy. I keep trying to figure out cherry blossoms and all the various stems and trying to get them to lay out the way they ought to lie. I still need to figure out how to open the stems so that there is room for more the flowers.</p>

I've been trying to get the small birds to really look the way I want them to, and the proportions are really hard to get sometimes. Especially when just dealing with the strokes as I lay them down.




















New Bamboo

Something that I really wanted to do. I love the gracefulness and flexibility of young bamboo, but have always had a little difficulty in figuring out how to do this. So I just need to keep practicing this and getting the leaves so that they fall the fight way.

I think I'll be able to figure out bugs or birds for something like this soon. I like the idea of a walking stick bug on stems like this.




















Tags:
They're all very cool, but I especially like the graceful minimalism of the young bamboo.

Too bad it's kind of an invasive weed around here...