Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Several weeks ago there was a challenge to paint a raven on Daily Paint Works. I am a bit late with it, but I finally got around to it. It seems like everyone eventually paints a raven or a crow. I like it because of the dramatic high contrast design. I used lots of different dark colors to get depth in the feathers. I also did an exercise mixing up greens from my blues and yellows for my color chart book and decided to make an abstract background with the colors. I painted the background first then the bird. I am so glad I did this exercise because I discovered some really cool ways of making green in the process. This is a bit larger than usual and is on canvas rather than a gesso panel.