American Egret

Roger uses oils on linen to create this painting of an American Egret. This painting was completed in very little time because of the method of underpainting that Roger applied to the canvas before starting to paint. The foliage was created almost entirely by using negative areas or sky holes giving the subject a painterly look. Roger explains how to think about those negative areas in order to give a realistic look to the piece. Large masses and shapes are important to the painting and keeping those large shapes in tact and still adding detail is an important part of the instruction.
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