Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Mourning Dove pastel painting. I love this bird. There are two nesting on my deck. I painted to soothe my fears. It helped!
The grey brown and brown of the mourning dove blends well with the background which is a brick wall. The mourning dove is in the middle ground. There are hints of blue on her feathers. The pink foreground on a brick wall contrasts well with the brown of the bird. She is beautiful. This is the beginning of my Mourning Dove series.
I sketched the painting on a day of extreme stress due to anxiety. It soothed me to draw. I lost myself to the sketch. The painting of the background was also done during extreme anxiety. The bird itself as well. I was able to loose myself a bit into the painting. But the anxiety won. I am not too happy with the painting. I could have done better.
This is an approximately 12×18″ painting framed to 16×20″. The grey brown of the mourning dove was a challenge. I was limited by the colors of my Derwent pastel pencils. I would have liked a softer grey rather than a brown. It was a challenge.