This sweet bird appears ready for spring perched on a blossoming branch. Another painting in the bird series I am creating. Done on a 6×6 stretched canvas with 2 inch finished sides. No framing required. The background has several layers of recycled papers. I painted the first layer with a lighter blue. The second is a color I like to call eggplant. The bird and branch, sketched on lighter canvas paper and adhered to the canvas with gel medium. Before painting the bird, some serious drying time required! Usually I have a difficult time waiting to begin painting the subject! I will use my hair dryer to speed the process. This piece is outside my normal bright colors but I do like it. Stretching myself a bit with my creativity, one of my intentions for 2014.
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