I was commissioned for a piece of art this Christmas for the Petree family. The wife liked bluebirds and chicory flowers and her husband wanted to surprise her! He wanted 2 adult bluebirds and 2 adolescent bluebirds sitting on a fence with flowers around....It turned out to be a much longer painting than I anticipated, BUT I think I was psyching myself out with every step trying to paint REALLY carefully.
I didn't have a photograph of this painting to work from. I kind of had to piece it together from pictures of bluebirds, flowers, etc. Here are the washes and steps. Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic of the final wash with the cracks and weathering in the wood. I'll have to see if the customer can take a pic for me. I framed it, too, and it came out really nicely.
Feel free to try painting this!
Colors I used: French ultramarine, Moss green, Vandyke brown, Prussian blue, New Gamboge yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Hooker's green, Burn Umber, Raw Sienna
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I'm a wife and mother of four kids. I homeschool, paint, run, and garden! I am always interested in digging truths out of Scripture. Here, you'll find my thoughts on art, adoption, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, books and whatever else is on my mind. Enjoy!
Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum - like skepticism, it's a means, not an end. It cries out for a theme. To treat creativity as an end in itself is to assume godlike character for humans as though they could create ex nihilo. -J. Cheane