30cm x 40cm acrylic (Matisse Structure) on canvas
This is my translation of Cassowary by Anne-Marie Bokslag for SoJie 12
I have always loved these huge birds and I am so happy to been been given the opportunity to paint Anne-Marie’s amazing photo.
cassowary bird big bird rainforest colourful animal acrylic dianne ilka sojie12
GORGEOUS! What else can I say?
Thankyou so much Cindy! I really appreciate it.
Yo did so well with this bird, it looks very alive!
Thanks! I am happy that he looks real enough but still looks like a painting. I don’t think I could do photo realism if I tried! He has become my “buddy” staring at me from on the wall.
Dianne, the magnificent EYE and beak, it’s absolutely captivating colors – you captured everything in your beautiful painting. The bird looks like it could come off the page. I love the colors around its throat, then going up the back of its head. Beautifully painted. Congratulations on your grand accomplishment for the workshop and now on to SoJie 12 in August!
Thankyou so much Frannie! I am really glad that I persisted with this one. You can actually feel the ripples all the way up his neck. Really glad i used the impasto. Think I might have to do some more acrylic work soon. This was fun! Thankyou so much for giving me the opportunity to take part in this fantastic workshop!
wow fantastic work
Thankyou so much Maggie!
Dianne, this is incredible! It really turned out well. Great work.
Thankyou! I’m really happy with how he turned out
Congratulations on this wonderful painting Dianne, and very best wishes for SoJie 12!
Thankyou so much Chris!
No wonder he is so three dimensional, although I do believe that is also from your perfect drawing of him after the photograph (It’s rare to see such a perfect perspective drawing of a creature), and your gradation of the paint density and color.
You are way too kind Frannie!
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Thankyou so much Mary!
Just Fabulous Dianne, the colours are so beautiful. Love the textures and the way you have painted the lights….bravo!!!
Thanks kathie! It’s the first time I had used impasto but definitely won’t be the last!
It is really good, love the expression.
Thankyou so much sue!
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