Nightingale

I would welcome your opinions. Before I take this painting any further I was wondering whether you think I should close it’s beak! It is a nightingale and the idea was that they are known for their beautiful song, but my Aunt said it look startled and now I am worried. What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Nightingale

  1. Hi Lynne, I looked back at some of your other birds and what struck me wasn't the difference in the beaks, but the difference in the eyes. This one has a much more prominent eye (startled in your aunt's terms)and that is what I notice, not the beak. Does that help? What do you want to be important?
    PS i do like the idea of it being ready to sing.

  2. Yes, you are right Loriann… I will soften the eye, definitely. I haven't wanted to take the painting too far because I was still undecided about the beak! So far everyone except one person has said leave the beak! Thanks for your help.

  3. Lynne, I love this painting. This beautiful nightingale is practicing for a night of glorious arias. The little river is a perfect metaphor for the birdsong, as it has melodic rhythm, grace, and flow.
    We miss you!
    Wolfy

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