Arctic redpoll

Today was the varmest day of this summer. Temperature did rice outside to 30C and in my studio up to 32. Maybe hotnes made me to paint cool winter lights again.

Arctic redpoll has been one of my favourite painting subjects. During years I have painted several arctic redpoll paintings. In this painting lonely arctic redpoll has found dried plant. One branch has been collapsed under weight of the snow. Seeds will provide food for this bird in cold February day.

This painting is painted with acrylics. First I painted all background even greyish blue. Next I painted roughly plants, snow pile and the bird.

Next I defined shadows and details of the bird.

In last layer I did add lots of details. Painting is now almost finished. I will have it on my painting table for couple of days. During this time I will notice if something has to be corrected or changed.