|great white egret poised to strike|
|great white egret looking for next victim|
|bluffs over mississippi slough|
|initial stages of "fishin' buddies"|
as i said last time, the trick will be to get the birds not to look like they were cut out with a cookie-cutter and pasted down. the way to get them to look like part of the scene is to lose some edges. this is what i have attempted to do with the initial stages of the painting depicted here. i have tried to maintain a found, sharp edge out in the sun (toward the right and above) and lose the edge and soften it away from the sun in the shadow side of the figures (left and down). i hope this will work. so far i think that it does...do you? more tomorrow.