This is my latest painting, painted at an AVA `catchup session'. Actually I missed the previous two so didn't have anything to catch up. I'm increasingly inclined to mainly confine my subjects to animals. birds and portraits.
Alert for Danger -16" x 12" centenaire 140lb (300gsm) not
I only decided what to do when I was at the AVA session. I first made a drawing using a Pentel No7 2B mechanical pencil with my version of Charles Reids contour drawing technique. I really don't like over finished paintings so it's a sort of vignette.
Colours used were Raw Sienna, Gold Ochre, Raw Umber, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Violet and for the greens, Green Apatite. Green-Gold and Sap Green, various makes. The darks were a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber
I only used three brushes, Escoda retractable Kolinsky no 10, Isabey retractable Kolinsky no 6 and Rosemary retractable No 6.
It's a modest little painting but I'm quite pleased with it.