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Bird of Paradise - Undergraduate work at FSU
Acrylic on canvas; 2005
One of my favorite artistic endeavors is transitioning work across different mediums. Always having a love for photography, I find it challenging to recreate certain stand-out images with painting.
I originally took this photograph of the most vibrant bird of paradise in Sicily. I then experimented with under-painting to "pull" the leafed background into the canvas while "pushing" the bird out.