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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

More on My Blue Period

More Blue
 This is another in my effort to learn values by painting with a 
monochromatic palette.

It's part of a learning exercise by a group of artists on the
Wet Canvas website.

We are all basically using the same palette.
We use black, white and ultramarine blue.

Mine has a little bit of a warm tone to it because I tone my panels and canvases with a mixture of burnt sienna and white.

This is an Eastern Phoebe.

The painting is an 8 x 10 panel.

It's practice, so it's not for sale,
 but there might be a more correct looking one 
showing up sometime in the near future.  

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a fabulous bird! Not only is it wonderfully painted but it emits such a beautiful appreciation of nature. Bravo, Sharon, you are really doing some great work.

  2. Thank you so much Fay. I needed that. Have had some bad Karma lately and ready to put down the brush. Thanks again.

  3. You did such a nice job with the limited palette, a good exercise. I know things that go along with painting and the art world can be aggravating but we have to continue to create art for ourselves. I say it feeds the soul. Hugs

  4. Oh, Sharon, I hope you are over wanting to put down the brush. I told you on WC and I'll tell you here how much I like this little bird painting. It is so subtle yet so strongly painted. Keep it up!!!!

  5. thanks friends. I'm taking a few days off and collecting my thoughts and resting. I love painting more than anything else I've ever done, and I'll keep at it if only for me.

  6. Sharon, you have to keep painting...I still have walls!

  7. Sharon, you have to keep painting...I still have walls!

  8. I still have walls myself. Paint, paint, paint.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.