I posted this little guy last fall.
I kept looking at him and looking at him. Then I decided he wasn't really making me happy.
This piece still still needed something!
It wasn't a paint over-
he had potential!
This little guy just needed a little more TLC.
So I worked on the eyes.
I got those worked out now!
Yes, that feels like such an accomplishment.
And I worked on the feathers.
I still need a little more time there- since right now he looks more like a fluffy chick than an owl. By layering multiple colors and scribbling with a black Stabilo pencil, plus doing some rubbing off of damp paint, I managed to get this cool colored texture. I like that.
I learned a lot about using how different shaped brushes work too.
I've always just painted without really seeing how each style brush works, Some of that was just a reflex...you know, a big flat brush is good for big flat areas, but what I didn't know was how you could blend wet paint differently by using different tipped brushes.
I'm sure you know all this, but I am still learning as I go.
What else is new with you? We are in the deep freeze here. Colder than we usually get. Yesterday our temperatures were well below zero (degrees Fahrenheit). We hit -11 yesterday, which is almost -24 Celsius. With a wind.
71 days until spring!
Those days won't go by fast enough.
I am linking this to Paint Party Friday. Stop by and check out all the great art.
And thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog too!