Saturday, June 30, 2012

Doctor, doctor, gimme the news

The national bird of Jamaica, the Doctor Bird -- aka the swallow-tail hummingbird. The males have two, long-flowing tails.
First, the charcoal sketch -


Next, washes of color, the hot mess --



Then more layers of paint -

 I'm actually pretty pleased with it at the stage but you can still see traces of my charcoal grid through the glazes. This paint thinner I have to use down here is not as good as turpentine at creating a nice consistency of paint. It's crapola.

So, I still layer on more paint. Loving the color combinations -- 



ok, so more paint......




And done! My new favorite -- 


And here is where he will be hanging, Doctor Bird cottage at Whistling Bird in Negril ,Jamaica.

1 comment:

Reets said...

Beautiful!