Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have finished the bird! I really enjoyed this one though stone work is not on my top list of subjects. The peacock himself was surprisingly easier than expected. I have a tip for you if you are painting something intimidating. Rotate your canvas so it just looks like shapes! It is amazing how it will look like your subject when you turn it right side up. I use this technique all the time.
I have to try to photograph it again - once the sun is out. I really hate photographing my paintings, but between a tripod and Paint shop pro, I usually manage to get a decent likeness.
I also really enjoyed the 24x12 canvas size. It helps modernize the piece even though the subject is tried and true. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.
Don't forget that my business card giveaway ends tomorrow so be sure to enter.