Harbingers of JOY!

Working on a new EMBRYO today, Cardinals in the Snow! The female cardinal has been drawn in with a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Then the male Northern Cardinal is washed in with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin and MUD + Liquin. 

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Snow covered Evergreen Tree

Now Ms. Chippers is painted with combinations of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. The shadow side of her beak is Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Deep while Cadmium Orange is used for the part lit by the sun. White is added to the Cadmium Orange to make the highlight on the top. You may click on this or any of the other images to see enlargements.

Our Female is finished, let’s get to work on her bright red companion! COME WATCH…

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting Mr. Chippers

Harbingers of JOY   6 inch x 6 inch EMBRYO

The crimson Cardinal and his mate are “Harbingers of JOY” on a cold, snowy day! Thank you for following along today. Hope you’ll come visit my studio again soon!

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2 Responses to “Harbingers of JOY!”

  1. Leon Black Says:

    Love this!
    Peggy

  2. Gisela Hoener Says:

    Those beautiful birds bring hope of a better new year.

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