"The Twig Thief"
Oil on Masonite Panel
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It was the look on his face....so wary, as if he was going to be caught in the act or maybe the twig police were after him. I've been saving painting this one for Halloween weekend. I knew I would be in the mood for painting this beautiful black bird and the spirit he conveys.
The background color in reality is a much softer yellow than the greenish cast that came out in the photo. I tried it three times, but my camera must like the green shade better than my soft fall goldish yellow. The blacks are much darker black in reality, too. Sometimes the colors come out just right..other times you just know the camera isn't going to reproduce the painting as exactly as you would like.