This picture took about 6 hrs to paint over a few days. I'm now running workshops on still life for those interested, so just get in touch 01367 252 206
Two more sessions should see this painting complete. I seem to have created a bit of a worried expression on her face which I will need to address at the next stage. I'm also going to add some cushion patterns and do a bit more work on the background colour. I'll post the completed painting in due course.
A gaggle, quartet, foursome, herd or flock of ostriches, whichever is correct. Painted with oils onto MDF with a gesso coating. I had to make lots of stuff up on this picture as each bird came from a different place.
Whilst working on it a good friend came by and bought the painting there and then.......result!
“I just wanted to email you both to say thank you for a wonderful 3 days at your Portrait workshop. Thank you Mike for sharing your know-how and vast knowledge. I learnt so much from your workshop, and I cracked on with the Portraits as soon as I got home, because I didn’t want to forget anything you had taught me. I deeply appreciated our little talk at the end of the course, I have never received such encouragement. Thanks again ..”