Monday, April 12, 2010

Hummingbird

The hummingbirds have not arrived as yet so we painted up this pretty little creature today in class. Patterns and methods have been combined, again taking instructions in oils and converting them to acrylic. Most of the work is done with a number six flat brush using the chisel and pulling each wing feather individually and tapping in the other sections of the body. We did use fluorescent paint on the body and neck sections but it does not photocopy or scan so you won't see the iridescence on this little beauty.