Monday, February 18, 2013

New abstract impressionist owl in progress

I decided to give acrylic paint a go today, it's so different to oils, it dries almost instantly especially in hot weather like this.  Anyway I'm happy with the progress of this painting so far.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rosella nearing completion

I started work on the tree stump today.  Still more work to do on it but it's looking ok so far I think.  The bird's feet get a bit lost as they are the same colour as the tree, I'll have to rectify that.  A few areas of the bird need more work too but I think this painting is nearing completion.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

More Rosella progress

Finished blocking in all the colours of the bird, now I need to start on the small detail and define the feathers more.  I was starting to get a bit bamboozled with all the different feathers in the end.  It's not completely accurate according to the photo but I don't mind that, it's my own interpretation.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Eastern Rosella WIP 1

I am planning on painting an Eastern Rosella on a large canvas, 20" x 24".  This is my freehand sketch.  I'm fairly happy with the proportions but I'll probably change a few things as I start painting it no doubt.  Now I need to enlarge the sketch to the right size and transfer it to the canvas.  Thank you to Julian Robinson for the use of his photo as a reference.  I am going to try and paint this as realistic as possible, it's going to be a challenge!