So, I'm taking a bit longer break than I thought from the bird woman painting. I'm working out in my mind how I want to proceed. But in the meantime, I worked out a sketch the other day that I decided I would try to paint with oils. But I can't buy the canvas for it until this weekend, at the earliest.
However, while I was digging through the canvases and wood panels I already have and happened upon an 8x10 wood panel that I had covered in a coat of blue months ago. It occurred to me that I could do an acrylic version of this sketch, a more realistic owl, and then move on to the oil version.
So tonight, I sat down and got started on it:
At the top of the picture is the sketch I made and below is the first layer of paint for the tree branches. I also wrapped the branches around onto the sides. Here's what it looks like on one side:
There is at least a branch or two that wraps around the entire wood panel - top, bottom, and sides. I love how it looks when hanging up. :) This owl, as I mentioned above, will be a more realistic owl than the usual owls I paint. I'm looking forward to doing the even bigger version in oils. Fun! However, next comes finishing the tree and shading it. Woof. That'll be a challenge, but I'm excited and psyched to do it!
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