Monday, December 25, 2006

Grackel-Wildlife Bird Art

Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel.
I first toned the support with acrylic paint, then painted the grackel and some of the background in oil using a painting knife and brush. Some of the original acrylic remains visible. This technique creates a beautiful contrast. The directional textured strokes of the oil color adds greatly to the surface interest.
Although these birds are considered pests by many, I have always been fascinated by those beautiful iridescent feathers. When they strut their stuff it's as if I'm watching a walking light show.
This painting is available for $35.00+s/h. Email me if interested in purchasing.

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