Bird of Paradise
Acrylic on 7 x 9 Canvas Panel
Wow, this took a while but I am very pleased how it turned out. I used thin washes, so there are many many layers to this piece. Using thin washes is time consuming, but it adds a lot of depth. AND I didn’t have any trouble mixing color which was a great surprise. I do need to work on blending and I need lots of practise with brush strokes. I’m still very excited that I finshed it! I am going to live with this for a couple of days before I varnish it just in case I want to change something, but I am calling this done and I’m ready to move on to something else.
I wish I had some words of wisdom for painting in acrylics, but this medium is still foreign to me. The only thing I can say is just to paint and if you mess up just throw on some gesso and try it again!
Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!!!!!