Thursday, 19 September 2013

Eastern Bluebird in acrylics

I am really happy how this one turned out.  I used white, ultramarine blue and burnt amber to create the background colour  of bluey grey. Someone ask me the other day were I start a painting.  With a bird or animal painting I always start with the eyes - can't get into a painting unless I do them at the beginning - just doesn't look right until they are painted.  And for some reason I always paint the birds beak last. 

Eastern Bluebird measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on 300gsm  Arches smooth watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.