Heron of the South


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Special of the week.  SOLD

This small painting is for sale for $25.00 plus 5.5 S & H

Approx. size is 5 by 6 Sale starts at midnight on 17th… go to http://www.dailypainters.com to buy with pay pal.

I hate to throw out paintings and after showing someone how to paint this type of background I decided to try to save this painting and went ahead and painted in the bird and the foreground. Its not the best composition…. but… it will do. Unfortunately my last painting, a koi…was a bit wet when I placed it on the scanner, so those orange spots on this painting are not actually on the painting but on the scanner screen.

  Quick lesson…
Here’s how you do this background, you choose a couple of warm colors and a couple of cool colors like blue, purple for the cool and burn’t sienna, & sepia for the warm…..then you paint the background in various mid values using a flat paint brush in a vertical stroke. This vertical stroke will also create a horizon line, be sure not to devide your painting in half by placing the horizon line high or lower than the middle. When the paper has lost its shine, pull out some trees and limbs with a pin knife or palette knife.
Last, you will darken some areas, and when all is dry glaze over ( yellow) certain pulled out areas to create lighter and brighter areas that will also create interest and posssibly a secondary focal point.

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