View Full Version : Violet-backed Starling (watery acrylic)

Keri Howie
02-07-2014, 11:58 AM
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj585/KeriHowie/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140206_150046_zpsc4b04ae1.jpg (http://s1269.photobucket.com/user/KeriHowie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140206_150046_zpsc4b04ae1.jpg.html)

I fell in love w this bird and just had to paint a quick one. 5x3.5" acrylic on paper.
all c&c welcome.. thanks for peeking!

02-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Nice watercolour effect, and love the colours on the bird.

02-07-2014, 12:40 PM
OOO Pretty purple:)

Keri Howie
02-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Thank you Michelle and Cindy. :)

02-08-2014, 04:11 AM
Your bird is very pretty. Love the background. Good job.

02-08-2014, 05:51 AM
Anyone would fall in love with that purple... you can't be blamed :) Did you mix that shade, or did you find it straight from the tube - if I may ask? This one gladdened my heart.

02-08-2014, 09:45 AM
I'd like it naturally because of the purple! :clap:

Keri Howie
02-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Thank u Silverlady and Purple. <3
Roy P- i used dioxazine purple (underlayer lighter value) with overcasts of of ultramarine blue. The shading is a natural black made from alizarin crimson mixed evenly with a phthalo green (tube says medium ium green though) thanks for the kind words!

02-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Pretty :)

Margaret 59
02-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Lovely painting.

02-09-2014, 03:48 AM
Very nice.

Keri Howie
02-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Thank you April, Margaret and Christy. :)

02-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Very pretty.

02-13-2014, 04:46 PM
very well done

Keri Howie
02-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Thank you Bhavani and Joko. This piece sold at my last Artwalk for $15 in a little dollar frame. I asked for 20 but oh well. :) Does anyone have tips on pricing? Maybe i should start a thread in the business section??

chammi kaiser
02-18-2014, 05:27 AM
Congrats on the sale. Charming little bird.

doctoring in arts
02-18-2014, 07:08 AM
love the vibrant color... congrats on sale.