Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flamingos Lesson 3

Now I have added some Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Burnt Sienna, and a little bit of Aurolean Yellow to define some of the palm leaves that are hanging down behind the flamingos. Keep the application of this series of colors very wet and transparent because we will be painting more later.

Use your photo references for ideas of where to stroke in some leaves. Keep the colors varied and use the pull-push stroke to create these little areas.

While working with the yellows and golden colors, drop in a very wet wash of Aurolean Yellow or Burnt Sienna onto the twigs, if they are in your composition.

You can paint along by going to my online etsy shop,, click the icon for online class and complete the five dollar purchase. You will then receive an email with the drawings and reference photos for this lesson.

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