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: WIP - Blue Tit

Steve James
12-01-2016, 08:29 AM
Having fun and not thinking too much about this one from a photo by the talented Russ Bridges.
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"

Steve James
12-02-2016, 10:18 AM
Just finished. What do you all think?

M Winther
12-03-2016, 11:52 AM
Lovely! I wonder what blue you used. Looks like cobalt. Throughout the winter my balcony is regularly visited by blue tits. It's going very well for this species now in Sweden, but nobody knows why they increase in number. The colour of blue has had a very interesting history, and has been regarded as divine. I found this BBC documentary interesting:

"A History of Art in Three Colours" (Ep2: Blue)


Mats Winther

Steve James
12-20-2016, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the comment Mats, and also for the link. The BBC do these types of documentries so well.

01-23-2017, 10:42 PM
This is great work.