Sunday, 2 June 2013

Work in Progress

As mentioned in my last post, I have been taking art lessons from Susan Christiansen at our local Michael's store. I have been doing a painting of my (deceased) Alexandrine parrot, Gonzo the Great. The first step was to transfer the outline of a blow-up photo to my canvas. Step 2 was a tonal (shades in neutral) painting, which I published in my last post and also here. Step 3 was to start adding color. These photos will show you my progress, as I near completion.

Tonal Painting

White highlights and starting the feathers

Feathers completed

Eye, Cere & Upper Mandible (beak)

Thanks for stopping by. I will post the finished painting as soon as I can get a good photo of it.

Blessing hugs,


Karon said...

WOW Teresa, this is turning out awesome. Love love the texture that you can still see and fabulous colours. TFS

Lady Anne said...

Well done Teresa, I think you are doing great, keep up the good work sweetheart...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Teresa, this is going to be so incredible! I love seeing the steps as each one takes place. Beautiful feathers with magnificent highlighting.