|Cardinal on Honeysuckle by April M Rimpo|
Cardinal on Honeysuckle
Fluid Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped and Varnished Paper
8" x 8" X 1.5"
It may be hard to believe but I started this painting on one of the indigo gray background sheets I created for the yoga poses. I thought the texture would create a great backdrop on which to start this painting. At left is a photo from an early stage of this painting. I had applied just a small about of blues and yellows to see how the foliage would look on the gray background. The cardinal was in early stages of development and looked more like a female cardinal than male since I had not yet applied the Permanent Alizarin Red.
Very cool, April! Love your Mr. Red.ReplyDelete
Beautiful - I love this one!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rolina. I just love working on these backgrounds. I guess having something already on the page is freeing.Delete
Just beautiful April, I love all the white flowers :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sheila. We have honeysuckle in our yard along the edge of the woods. It was fun putting the bird in the bush.Delete
April - Thank you for explaining your process. It's amazing to watch the early stages to the finished painting.ReplyDelete
I always like to read step by step description. Glad you liked it too.Delete