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Overflow - House sparrow & stone fountain by Michael Dumas
  Overflow  (2014)
Subject: House sparrow & stone fountain
Dimensions (inches): 5 x 3.75
Medium: Oil on Russian Birch
Description: I came across a very brief sketch that I had done some years ago while on a trip to France. The notation was a very simple one, just a rough shape of a sparrow perched on the rim of a stone fountain, and an indication of water spilling over on either side. Between the two vertical streams of water was a hastily scribbled dark area, and behind the bird a rather scarce indication of background tone. The strong design created by this simplicity appealed to me, and I decided to maintain as much of it as possible while fleshing out the scene to give it a sense of both substance and place. There is a fine line between too much and too little, where to emphasize and where to subdue, and the guide to finding a balance seems to lie in one's intuitive sense more than anything else.
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