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seedy
10-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Every body loves these little guys, even if they and the squirrel eat me out of house and home.

OK....go...01...oops...#300 archesCP...mostly W/N paints, but I have replaced my BS with DaVinci Quin Burnt Orange....and combined it with Paynes Grey for the wash below.

The bird and the branch were masked out...Pebeo Drawing gum (liquid frisket)

I don't normally tape with green, but ran out of the reg. stuff.
Why do I tape #300 you ask? Good question. I don't want the wash water to sneak in and get the back dirty. That way, if I screw up, I can just use the back.

WIPChick01

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2010/21167-ChickWIP01.jpg

Back soon.

Yorky
10-28-2010, 05:06 PM
The silhouette looks good already Brian.

Doug

seedy
10-29-2010, 02:15 AM
#2
One of our long time members, who doesn't post anymore, "Shelly P.", always started with the darkest part 1st. Tthe reasoning being that future lighter colours can be adjusted to suit the existing black.
It works ....for me....;-)
My "black" is QBO and UB.
The b/g changes in value are due to the flash unit which I used rather than my normal lighting set-up.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2010/21167-ChickWIP02.jpg


And a close-up.....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2010/21167-ChickWIP03.jpg

gardenart
10-29-2010, 11:07 AM
Brian, My favorite little bird. I have them in abundance. Looking forward to your progress.
Sue

seedy
10-29-2010, 11:47 AM
Many thanks....they are fun...Getting there....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2010/21167-ChickWIP04.jpg]

eichin
10-29-2010, 11:59 AM
Very nice.
:thumbsup:

juneto
10-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Keep going , Brian ! CUTE !!!
June:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

seedy
10-29-2010, 01:39 PM
eichin
Thanks....almost done.
June
That's the exact word...."cute" just a 1/4 sht.....for the ladies.....;-)

seedy
11-03-2010, 10:29 AM
Done....coming next, another snow owl....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Nov-2010/21167-ChickWIP06final.jpg

Yorky
11-03-2010, 10:44 AM
A wonderful result Brian, I love the simplicity of the setting.

Doug

Horsa
11-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Great! Looks ready to hop right out of the screen for a sunflower seed. I love training chickadees to eat from my hands.

CharM
11-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Awwwh... he's so cute... beautiful painting that will sell very quickly, Brian! I'm looking forward to your next snow owl...

ona
11-03-2010, 01:48 PM
I like the symplicity of the background in this one and the composition too. :thumbsup:

Ona

FLNH
11-03-2010, 02:27 PM
This is very nice. I, also, love the composition and the background. I am preparing to go south, but the chickadees at the feeder in New Hampshire seem perfectly happy where they are. Your painting and the birds are, indeed, very charming.

victoire
11-03-2010, 02:33 PM
Just beautifull. Wich color did u use for the branches???

painterbear
11-04-2010, 05:44 AM
Brian,
The chickadee is lovely, pert and pretty. But it is your background that really is stunning. Gorgeous blend of colors there.

Sylvia

Granny R
11-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Love this painting of one of my favorite birds. Background is absolutely amazing. YOu've proven that more isn't necessarily better, with this one.
Ruth