Monday, January 2, 2017

Flamingo Fluff, an original acrylic painting

Flamingo Fluff is an original acrylic painting on a 10 by 8 inch gallery wrap canvas.

This the first painting I completed in 2017!  I enjoy painting Flamingos as they are so interesting and have so many unique poses.

I chose this pose to paint because the bird was preening and the plumage was fluffed out, hence the source of the title of the art work.  This pallet is fairly easy for the bird.  The warm colors cover the full range from red light to red deep, some aliz. crimson and magenta, and earth tones to calm the brights.  I like to use Payne's gray as my black and some red and green to make my browns for the background.

I started with a light sketch of the major components of the image, but as the work proceeded paint covered the lines, and I was on my own with a reference photo.  My rendition of the bird came out pretty close to the physical attributes and turned out believable.  Flamingo Fluff has sold.

I hope you enjoy my art work and blog.

God Bless You,

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