Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Oregon Junco Bird Art Painting, Daily Painting No. 10
The original painting is available on my website, http://www.dottiedracos.com. It's an acrylic painting on an 8x10x3/4" canvas, with the sides painted the same color as the background. It's wired to hang immediately, either with or without a frame.
I have twenty paintings to go in my Daily Painting self-challenge, and I do feel that I'm finally starting to benefit greatly from my challenge. One of the things I've most learned about is using my palette more wisely. In the past, I included way too many colors of paint straight out of the tubes instead of mixing my own colors. With this bird, I had a palette of three colors: phthalocyanine blue (cyan blue), magenta, Naples yellow, plus white. So I had a lot of mixing to do, but I feel I am really getting to know the properties of each color I use now. It's amazing to me how many wonderful colors, including a dark purplish black, that I can create with just these three colors.