Painting everyday. Large paintings remain works in progress. In my ornament series, I am using wooden cutouts I have collected over the years. Today’s work stem from a wooden bird cutout which reminds me of the sparrows and wrens in my yard. I did a pen and ink before I did the brushwork on the cutout.
Step 1: I traced the cutout in my sketchbook. Decorated with Prismacolor Ink Pens.
Step II: Using thinned black acrylic paint and a liner brush, I painted the gessoed wooden cutout.
Step III: The bird looked lonely on the page so I attempted to add a background. In black and white, I went really too far. It was so busy and there wasn’t a rest for the eye. I added color to bring the bird back to the foreground. I like it better but I am glad it is in my sketchbook and not out there to be framed. lol
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