This post will focus on this parrot.
Over a gray toned underpainting, I layered cyan blue, ultramarine blue mixed with that and black over the wings.
I layered azo yellow light, cadmium yellow medium and orange over the chest. For the darkest shadows, I mixed raw sienna into the orange because I saw they were a bit brownish. I thought the color looked too pink on the palette, but when I put it on the canvas, it looked perfect.
I used touches of purple in his feet.
For the branch he's sitting on, I used titanium white, a pale purple made from mixing titanium white with a touch of dioxizine purple, and touches of azo yellow light.
At first glance the patch on his neck may look stark black, but it actually has bits of olive green and purple in it as well as black.
There are the main highlights of painting the first half of "Hey Over There". I'll see you again next week with highlights of painting the second bird. Bye for now.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife