Sunday, March 27, 2016

Iris x2 on a long weekend

The finished iris - "Arctic Fancy" ......so pleased with the end result.  Of course I can see parts that are not quite right but as DH would say "not bad at all". 

 All credit to Anna Mason and her great tutorials.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

woyww - Iris in w/c


Once again trying my hand at Anna Mason tutorial - Iris "Arctic Fancy".  The original tutorial has one flower and I added second flower just to make it more interesting.  Struggling to get the right hue but, not really worried at this stage. If mine is a little more violet than blue I don't care as I am getting into such a muddle keeping to a light wash.  My natural tendency is to keep adding lots of paint and what I should do is leave it to dry before I paint the next wash.  Probably two thirds of the way through the tutorial and I am aiming to finish it by the easter weekend.  
Happy easter to everyone.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Painting birds of a feather

Sometimes you just have to paint something that makes you smile.    Poultry make me smile and this particular chicken has a look that says it all.  Don't mess with me! Painted quickly and helped along with a sea sponge for texture.  
The hummingbird on the other hand needed attention to detail and I am pleased I took the time.  I followed Anna Mason's online tutorial and the result makes me smile.  Learning from her tutorial has given me the confidence to paint two very different birds and find pleasure in both.