Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Passin' Thru

"Passin' Thru"
5"x 7" Watercolor on board


Here is my painting for this week's Different Strokes from Different Folks.

Karin challenged everyone with a rooftop landscape. While this isn't my usual subject matter, I did try it but just had to add an animal...I thought my lonely pigeon fit rather well :-)

I also made it a bit more challenging for me personally and limited myself to 3 tubes of paint: violet, yellow and cobalt green (The pigeon has a jewel drop of pure cobalt green on his neck, but you can't see it very well)

All in all, I was rather surprised at the result and might try painting it again in the future. Check out the DSDF blog to see the complete challenge and some of the really wonderful takes on this subject matter.

7 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Well you pigeon is So perfect there. Very well done.

Sheila said...

I love this.... you made the pigeon seem almost mystical with it's mirroring shadow.

Dean H. said...

Love your limited palette...the cast shadows...and that lonely star of the show: the pigeon!

Kim Ratigan said...

Thanks so very much! I'm glad that you enjoyed it :-)

Stephen Parker said...

Yes, what a great touch the pigeon is. And he's all the more heroic because of the wonderful cropping. Beautiful job, Kim.

Lauren Maurer said...

Love this crop! You did a great job on this challenge!

Claire said...

I love the subdued coloring of this, and of course the addition of the flying pigeon just pushes this above and beyond an already exceptional painting. I really, really like your work, Kim!!!