Monday, October 13, 2014

Small Bird in an Olive Tree

Small Bird in Olive Tree wip Katherine Kean
oil on linen 8 x 8 inches
"A forest bird never wants a cage." Henrik Ibsen

Here is the first day of work on a small bird resting in an olive tree painting. Every part wants refining and loosening up at the same time. As a busy piece I am glad to have all the main elements: leaves, twigs, bird, laid out. Now comes the hard part, and the fun.

2 comments:

jeronimus said...

Already looking beautiful.
It reminds me of those Roman murals of birds in foliage.
Look forward to seeing the finished painting.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Jeronimus!

I love the Roman frescoes. The olive trees probably help make the association.