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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Kelly - Painting 16
This is the same bird that's in painting 15 (the impressionistic oil pastel). I wanted to paint him in a different style, so I first created a loose watercolor of the bird (without much of a sketch), added in berries, and created a dark background. I then went over the painting with a chalky white gouache glaze (to give the feel of the cold day), and heightened the bird, berries and his perch with a little gouache detail. I'm enjoying experimenting with gouache.
(Watercolor underpainting with gouache details and background)