The following are the latest birds I've painted for the `Paint Colorful Birds for Fun' community on Facebook. They are basically cameos completed in a short time so I'm not suggesting they are good. Excellent practice though for the serious stuff. I usually paint them on odd bits of paper, sometimes the reverse of failed or discarded paintings.
The colours here are mostly Ivory Black and Turquoise (Lukas). Probably too much Turquoise, especially on the lower right bird. It works better on the others but I think I should have introduced some Ultramarine Violet or purple.
This is only interesting in that I painted it on a smallish piece of 600gsm Hahnemuhle Andalucia - the paper Gerard Hendriks uses - given me by Yvonne Harry. I first applied small touches of masking fluid, let it dry then painted. That was my first mistake. The fluid sunk into the paper and wouldn't come off. It didn't seem to take the paint well either yet Gerard produces the most amazing paintings using this paper exclusively. The hand that wields the brush.....