View Full Version : WDE March 1st - Bird

03-04-2013, 09:48 PM
So, this was my attempt at the bird, I used acrylic paint on an 8"x10" canvas panel. The end result wasn't quite what I had in mind as I envisioned and then sketched it out, but I was able to work on trying to make finer brush strokes and feel like I at least came away from it with more knowledge/experience even if I didn't enjoy the process as much as my other pieces.


03-04-2013, 11:06 PM
Thanks for joining in Gimly! Anytime you can walk away knowly you learned new techniques or control of the medium, it's a Good Day! :thumbsup: I think there are a lot of good things happening here; the pose and anatomy are pretty spot on, the colors are bold and the blocked color gives it a nice graphic look, and lastly :clap: :clap: for your persistence! Keep at it! Many people could not have produced the painting YOU created.


03-05-2013, 07:23 AM
wonderful to learn new things every day and to gain from each experience

03-05-2013, 09:24 AM
I think you have done rather well. I tell myself that as long as I am learning, and having fun, I win. I think you came out a winner here.

03-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Hey Gimley:wave: i like your colours and shapes in this:clap:

03-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Hello Gimly and welcome to WetCanvas! I think you did a super job on this bird. I wanted to do him, but was intimidated.

03-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Very nice painting. Stick with it!!!! I find acrylic extremely difficult, it's to fast for me :wink2:

03-05-2013, 07:37 PM
I chickened out on this one, so good for you! I like the feeling of the brilliant sky and touches of sunlight.

03-06-2013, 12:46 AM
Great.... nice use of negative spaces...

03-06-2013, 12:54 AM
Welcome to the WDE
You did well on the bird and acrylics looking forward to see more of your work

03-07-2013, 04:52 PM
I like it!:)

03-07-2013, 06:35 PM
Very nice bird!!


03-07-2013, 07:49 PM
I agree with Li. It does have lots of good things going on, and any time we increase our learning curve is good. Nice job!

Charlie's Mum
03-08-2013, 07:52 AM
I really like the graphic look of this Sam.
The shape, and the negative shapes, are good - makes for a lot of impact:)

If wanting finer strokes with acrylics, add water and layer the shape - build areas up in layers and you'll have finer shapes than using the thick paint.:)

03-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Well done.

03-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Has a great graphic quality look Gimly.