Friday, August 16, 2013

Here She Is ... the Gold-laced Wyandotte

Pretty Lady
8.5 x 8.5 framable image
Just the chicken, the pigment and the paper. If you bought her, I would ensure she arrived safe and sound, even if Bruno and I had to do an imitation of the Pony Express to hand-deliver it!

Here are the stages. After getting the chicken in fair order, I did a w/w background with aureolin, qui.gold and phthalo blue. In later stages, I added quin. pink to the mixture. I wanted something suggestive of leaves.

I did several glazes of the dark area behind the leaves on the shadowed side.

Then I started glazing the leaves in shadow to give some differentiation and depth. I played with the darks of the leaves, and added more detail to the feathers, and ... voila!

Thank you very much for dropping by! Your comments are always welcome.