my newest painting from last night.
i thought i’d talk a little bit about my process
for this painting. i tried to paint the bird probably
four times. i finally got a birdie that i liked last week,
and kept it to complete the painting this week.
last night, i flipped through flower books to find a
study i thought would go well with this bird. i painted the
two large blossoms first, then the branches, then put in
the leaves. i added the bud as one of the last things.
i asked my teacher for “Peaceful Heart” (An Xin) as the
calligraphy for this painting.