Tuesday, December 04, 2018

house sparrow

from a photo I took a couple of years ago


Carol said...

That's a wonderful painting! I love the background, too!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Exquisitely beautiful

Barbara Muir said...

Love this. Wonderful painting!


EMS said...

This is beautiful! I'm a beginner but loving the medium. Could explain how you did your background? Did you do it first or after the bird? what color did you use...very nice chilly feeling!

laura said...

Thank you for your comment!
In this case I did the background first.
I put down a wet, light wash of cobalt and cerulean blue, adding light touches of permanent rose and raw sienna.
I waited a bit till it was not satirated, but still wet, then, with the paper flat, sprinkled it with table salt.
Let it all completely dry, then brush off salt.
Hope this helps.

EMS said...

Thanks Laura, every tidbit is helpful while learning! Time to give it a try.