This post will focus on this parrot.
This is another subject that came together in a snap. I used cadmium red deep for the majority of the parrot’s body. I mixed ivory black into that for the shadows. I used cadmium yellow medium and ultramarine blue in the wings.
This may sound strange, but I used lavender on the tree branch, just one layer, letting the grey of my underpainting show through. Sometimes it’s better to do less. I also used purple in the parrot’s head.
I also put a single layer of thinned down pink on some parts of the parrot’s body
That’s all for now. I’ll talk to you again next week.
Like what you're reading? Subscribe to my weekly newsletter and get all my articles from that week delivered straight to your inbox. You'll also get a 10% discount off any purchase or commission from me of $100.00 or more, excluding bulk purchases.
Painter of portraits and wildlife