Sunday, January 20, 2013
Painting the Black and White of Birds
When painting the back and wings, I mixed a dark black using the red and viridian. With this rich mix, paying attention to the patterning going around the bird, brush in the black, leaving the white of the paper in between. It doesn't hurt to lightly sketch in the pattern first as it is easy to get lost.
Using softer brush strokes on other parts of the bird provides a contrast to the hard edges of the black and white area.