This post will focus on this parrot.
Much of the process of painting this parrot is similar to that of painting the same bird in "Hey Over There" so refer to the post about that bird, linked here.
Some differences though, are in the colors I used. I used hansa yellow light, which is a transparent yellow, on the bird's chest, instead of cadmium yellow, which is an opaque yellow. I've been interested in the technique of glazing for a while, so it's nice to learn about transparent colors vs opaque colors. Other aspects of painting this parrot's chest are similar to the process I used to paint the same bird in my last painting.
I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to paint the parrot's head. I decided on a wash of pale green with viridian green washed over the top as well as glazes of grey. In the interest of glazing, I got reacquainted with my Mars black, while making this painting.
I noticed streaks of grayed blue in the black around the sides of the bird's beak
That's all for now. I'll have part two for you next week.
Painter of portraits and wildlife