5 x 7 inches acrylic on canvas board $50 includes tax and shipping
I was almost ready to scrap this one after I had started it. The background just wasn't going the way I had in mind. But the morning brought new insight and within 20 minutes I had the background at least going in the direction I wanted it to go. I was also able to work on the Cardinal with better control. Amazing what a good night sleep does for you. Having done the color studies helped. I sometimes find it difficult to achieve variations on red but with proper color mixing I was able to paint till the bird was done.
Some thoughts I am going to try that I didn't do here is paint an under coat of either opposite color or adjacent color. Still trying to paint by not adding a lot of detail. I like seeing the brush strokes.
Next painting I'll do some photos of the work in progress. And a reminder these small studies are for sale at a lower price to make them affordable. I will not be reproducing them and will only be available through me. Thanks for looking.