Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lovely greens and parrots-it's done!

The final step on this acrylic painting was to layer on top OILS.  This is how I brought in the lighting that perked this painting up and brought it to a finished state.  As you can see I lightened the sky even more in the background and let the light touch the edges of the birds.  Because the birds were a darker value they popped forward.  This is really such a fun stage.

Now all that's needed is a title and final finish.  I left that off to take the photos because it's too shiny.

Below are the different steps:


  1. amazing, just love to see the art unfold in satges like this.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's fun to see how something evolves, I think.

  3. I love how the oils really softened the final piece. I am assuming you used acrylics right up to that stage. GREAT JOB! and tutorial. :-D