My painting is for the birds lately...literally.
I found a tutorial on how to paint an abstract bird on Pinterest.
I received a very nice gift of Prima Marketing watercolors for my birthday. This set is Essence. I wanted to give them a real try.
And here is my result. Although I struggle to work correctly with watercolors, I am pretty pleased with my fuzzy bird result. I used Vermilion Neocolor II crayon for his bright color beak and legs. White and black acrylic paint for his eye and spots.
I left him this way for several days not knowing what to do with him until I was inspired to give him some ground to stand on. Again I’m surprised to be pleased with this painting. There is a strip of Washi tape at the top of the painted ground.
But my journal page remains like this as I don’t know what else to do for his background.
But I loved trying to paint him and wanted to do another. This next one is a postcard size. I added a defined wing with a portion of a flourish rubber stamp.
Still fun, so another postcard size. I’ll decide what to add for greeting when I decide where he goes.
And then I thought I wanted a tag size bird. With very long legs. And I drew his wing. That was brave of me! This tag bird’s body was painted with Neocolor II crayons. I found a YouTube tutorial on how to use the crayons like watercolors.
I outlined these smaller birds as they felt like they needed it. After I do that I question whether they need it or not. I still don’t know.
I used some gold watercolor paint to give their wings a bit of glitz.
I have had the best time painting abstract birds.