Trio of Birds
Golden Fluid Acrylic on Ampersand Clay Board
This was a fun little painting to do. In the reference photo, the birds were on a man, picking at his shirt. I made up this little fantasy setting. Here is how it all started…
I painted the panel with black gesso, then when dry, I drew my lines in with watercolor pencil. I then painted in a base coat and after it dried, I wiped off the pencil lines with a damp rag. There are a bizzilion layers of acrylic on the finished painting. I say finished, but seeing it here in the monitor, I can see where I may need a few more layers. It’s amazing what a scanner picks up that I don’t see with the naked eye.