better when you're here
acrylic, oil and collage on cradled panel
Oiginal oil painting.
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
When I begin a new painting, at times I prefer to start without having everything planned out. I'll typically begin with a few layers of collage, then proceed to see what inspires me after that, a specific bird or animal, color, etc. So in this case, the crown was added after adding in orange color around the junco, as it just seemed to fit.