Sunday, August 1, 2010


I saw these birds from the car as i was driving through the country one grey day and thought it was such a peaceful sight. I tried to get close without startling them but of course was unsuccessful as they were fairly alert. As they began to fly away i snapped as many shots as i could thinking all the while that my chance was lost as they heard me coming. When i got home and looked over what i captured, this particular scene stayed with me for a long while. I'm rather pleased with the overall mood of it as i kept it as close to the atmosphere as was present that day. It was rather moody and I loved the chance to do something a bit different than the bright whimsical ones i've been doing. I used just five colors. Ultramarine blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cobalt blue, and Alizarin Crimson.


  1. Ross, this is beautiful! It is indeed a peaceful painting. I don't think I would ever tire of looking at it! Congratulations.

  2. It is always a pleasure to watch the flight of birds and to capture the movement along with the mood of the day is challenging, Ross, you did a lovely job of it. I loved the contrast of sienna with the peaceful blues and also the width of the canvas that is accentuating the movement.

  3. Hi Ross!... Thank "You" for your visit and comment at my site! Seems we share a good deal in common... books... blessings,,, a passion for the art we create and a huge respect for mentorship!

    I especially enjoy the combination of styles in your work... ranging from your use of light-hearted... intuitive whimsy to your very capable and interesting realism.

    Glad that we have connected... let's keep in touch!

    Good Painting!... Searching... and Blessings upon "You" and your House!
    Warmest regards,

  4. Hi Ross,
    What an insoiring blog. Love the birds in various paintings, esp the close up one, as well as your cityscapes. Where are your YUPO paintings???