Saturday, 18 March 2017
I named the painting "Rainbow in the Magnolia". I know Magnolias aren't native to Australia, but this tree has a special significance for me and all my visiting birds love to sit in it. Anyway, this one is a keeper as I will be doing more birds perched in my Magnolia.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
This is a rough sketch of the composition on an A4 piece of paper, taken from a photo shoot I did one afternoon with the kids. I took about 200 photos in all and picked out the best of some of them. I'm in the middle of re-drawing the composition on to my canvas which is a fairly large 101 x 76 cm.
Monday, 20 February 2017
Sunday, 12 February 2017
I painted in the darks first with Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red and then the midtone shadows. The highlights are very light pinks, and very light blues - put a lot of colour into your greys and blacks so that they don't appear too dull.