Bird with Flowers

I’ve started a new Acrylic Painting. The color palette is completely different for me, as is the content. I generally don’t like “pretty” pictures. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with pretty art, I’m just not drawn to creating it.

So, having said that, I think this painting might end up being REALLY pretty, and I’m diggin’ it.

I did this background, and then LOVED it so much, I was stumped as to what to put on it, without losing the background altogether.

Bird With FlowersA

I’ve been playing around with ways of getting images onto the canvas. I can draw, but I always think that there must be some better, faster way of acquiring the image. I’m ALWAYS wrong… For these birds and flowers, I separated 3-ply napkins, and traced the flowers and bird onto a single ply with an indelible ink pen. This took me forever, and honestly, I could’ve just drawn the image right onto the canvas. BUT, the one good thing about this technique was that I could move the individual pieces around until I got a composition that I loved. OK, and also I got to use my amazing Light Box………Anyway, so far so good.

Bird With FlowersB

For the bird and the Poppy-type flower, I carefully trimmed the image, and it looks great on the canvas. For the flowers in the bottom left, I just tore the excess tissue away – I’m not sure what this is going to look like as I continue with this picture.  When I took the photo, the matte medium was still really wet.  Maybe the excess tissue will disappear once the medium dries….we’ll see.

Bird With FlowersC Bird With FlowersD

I’ll be doing the poppy Hot Pink, I think, and the smaller flowers White. Feel free to make color suggestions.

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3 Responses to Bird with Flowers

  1. Moe says:

    I find myself drawn to bright colours and love the piece. Moe

  2. Moe says:

    Glad I went back and had a second look…explains the technique quite well. Were you pleased when all was done?

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