Friday, 16 May 2014

American Goldfinch in acrylics

I am really please how this painting turned out.  Everything just seem to come together with this one. I used a combination of Cadmium Yellow, Transparent Yellow, Titanium White  and Yellow Ochre for the feathers plus a combination of purple (Ultramarine Blue + Permanent Alizarine)  and burnt umber to darken them.

An interesting fact about the American Goldfinch is that is the State bird of New Jersey, Iowa and Washington.

American Goldfinch measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Raymar's Feather Lite Canvas panel.

Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.