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.
Painter of portraits and wildlife