Mixed-media Project: Birds – Finally Some Color

This week, I peeled back the non-glued page sections and sanded the whole thing. Then the canvas got a wash of white gesso and (after dried) another sanding.

I planned my new color palette. I’m going to go with more soft – but not pastel – blues and greens. I plan on including a tiny bit of red/purple along the silhouette. I think I should have painted the initial color down farther but that is easily fixed tomorrow or so.  I warned you that this project would be slow going.  I don’t think the pictures quite do the colors justice.

FYI – My desk has a glass top and under it there is room to put “stuff”. I only mention that for those of you who, like me, like to look behind the subject of a picture to see what else the photo holds. In picture two you can see the cover of a Powerful Choices for the Environment booklet that I worked on at my former job. In the first picture you can see my parasite pal patches. Those things still crack me up!


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