Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day 2 of the 30 day challenge


Rough Legged Hawk
6 x 6 
acrylic on canvas paper

Well this painting was a struggle.  Didn't feel like painting a bird today but toiled away and learned a few things as I went so all was not lost.  I think with these guys one has to decide between realistic fine detail with a tiny brush or somewhat abstract with big strokes.  There is just too much going on with the feathers and subtle shadows.  

3 comments:

Cindy D. said...

Lovely job with him, and I can't see you had any trouble! This is a great style for the feathers.

Pattie Wall said...

I like all the color you have in this one - this bird is neat! Paint on!

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks Cindy and Pattie, some just seem to flow off the brush while others are a struggle. All part of the learning process.