Monday, February 23, 2009

Grey Heron update



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Worked on some edges. I'm beginning to like this paint (open acrylics)


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grey heron wip Golden Open Acrylics



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First steps of a new acrylic painting.

Step 1 staining canvas (fluid acrylics)


Step 2 quick color block in of the bird




Step 3. Block in of the background



Step 4. Refining background and bird.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Great Crested Grebe WIP Stage 1



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I recently got some great Truelight full-spectrum lights to be able to work in the evenings so hopefully updates will be more frequent from now on.
Currently I'm working on 2 paintings, this one of a great crested grebe which will be done in watercolours and another one of a grey heron in acrylics.
Watercolours are quite new for me so hopefully it will work out.
I'm used to working from a middle value or dark value towards the light and with watercolours you have to think the other way around. Ah well, we'll see.

Here is stage 1.

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