Spring’s Calling Card
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As I don’t do many bird paintings or drawings (maybe one or two so far), I decided to just experiment. I took branches from one side of the photo, put them under the bird on the other side, and flipped the whole thing horizontally.
I put in a wash of bright red as the ground as I knew I wanted to have flecks of red showing through the gray background. My original background was too cool, so I added in some yellow ochre…then splashed in some white to break up all the warmness…then decided it was done!