I had a piece of wood panel in the studio that needed to find its purpose...
Using four different coloured acrylic spray paints the background took shape....
Adding the sun gave me some perspective for the rest of the composition.....
Sketching in the flowers and lily pads added some dimension......
Six different shades of blue helped to define a slight ripple on the otherwise still water.......
SOLD - new home found
Note: I wanted to take a break from my usual techniques using acrylic paint but in a fast paced way.
The painting was finished in a day and I really enjoyed it!
After the background & composition is sketched
I like to paint the sun and detail it first
When I am happy with the initial detail
I move onto the main theme
With the first and second paint layers in place
I can start detailing the beak and head
The detail is starting to take shape now
Getting closer to finishing the detail
Making a start on the background sky while the
paint dries on the bird
Note: the sky on this piece was done in a very higgledy piggledy way !
It took lots of time to finish…
The image behind the painting
Sighthound at play....
The starting point
after laying out my initial thoughts, I get a good idea of where
I want things to be.....
The painting is now taking shape and I have a good idea of what colours I see......
The last bit of sky left me pondering what colour I wanted......
Note: The painting was very time consuming because it is made up of so many different colours and dots...
I used at least 4 different hues of black for the silhouette.