Sunday, February 19, 2012

Common redpolls

These Common redpolls were looking for seeds in some winter seed heads close to my home in Lund. They kept on with that long enough for me to draw a sketch and take some notes about colors and light effects but it was too cold for watercolor painting. I completed it back home in my studio.

9 comments:

Francisco J. Hernández said...

si lo bello, sencillo, dos veces bello ... Congratulatios !

Oljekritan said...

Hej..kikar in igen och "häpnas" över den otroligt vackra målningen...

Maria Elena Ferrari said...

Wonderful light!!

Øivind Egeland said...

A beautiful and peaceful scene! Like always your work seems effortless, one of the most difficult expressions to create in a watercolour. Love the branches!

Fran A.H. Alvarado said...

It is true that working in nature is sometimes very difficult when the weather is bad. Great work.
Greetings

ojeailustraciones said...

Una composición y una luz preciosas.
Enhorabuena Måns, muy buen trabajo.
Potri

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

What a wonderful picture. Love how it shows exactly how the birds act when they're feeding. Also agree with the comment above, your works seem so effortless. Love your style of painting.

Paschalis said...

Delicate watercolour , made with few but accurate strokes and yet geniously composed and full of life!
Indication of "artistic maturity"..

Paschalis

Måns Sjöberg said...

It's a great pleasure to read your comments, especially as this "effortless" style didn't come easy. As a boy I used to cut my hogbristle brushes with a pair of scissors to make a fine point. I thought a detailed painting was the same as a good one, despite the fact that my models at the time - Harald Wiberg and Gunnar Brusewitz - didn't bother very much about detail. It wasn't until my twenties that I started to paint in a more simplistic way - ironically a development full of frustration and countless mistakes.