Monday 21 April 2014

Zebra Finches

This was last weeks subject on the `Paint Colorful Birds for Fun' community on Facebook. I've only seen these little birds in captivity but they seem to live in groups so after the initial bird on the branch added impressions of three others.

16" x 12" Paper ?. 140lb not (back of the paper)

These are basically quite quick sketches so I'm fairly happy with it as it conveys what I wanted with a huddle of the birds. The great thing about these bird sketches is that they encourage bold use of colour. Not a subject for the limited palette enthusiasts. 

Only three brushes, all Isabey, retractables 4 & 6 plus size 6 Kolinsky. 


Ray Maclachlan Art said...

I can see why you increased the wells in your palette Peter, the extra colours make all the difference.

Peter Ward said...

With such a wonderful range of colours available Ray lets use them. Flower and animal or bird painters certainly need need a wider number.