"West Coast Corvid"
Acrylic on wood panel, 2011
It's the return of the Weekend Work-In-Progress!
This weekend I'll be showing you how 'West Coast Corvid' came together. There's not much to describe (since the steps are basically 1- sketch. 2- paint. 3- paint some more. 4- keep painting...), so I'll just let the pictures tell the story (such as it is).
|Primed wood panel with gesso. Sketched the scene|
|Painted the sky. Played with some texture for the clouds.|
|Toned down the cloud texture. Painted the hills. |
Played around with the paint on the closest hill to give it a bit of 'forest' texture.
|Added some more detail to the hills. Painted the bird.|
And that's it! Everything went as smoothly as described, yes indeed... ;)
Here's a question for all you artists out there- what is your painting process like? Since I first learned to paint with watercolours, I tend to keep a lot of the same habits when I use acrylics (working from light to dark colours, for example). Do you have a system that you like to stick to, or do you tend towards slightly-controlled-chaos?