‘The escape’ my parakeet oil painting in stages

The escape parakeet oils image image image image image The escape parakeet oilsThis is shows a series of stages, for my parakeet oil painting

‘ the escape’.We have a resident parakeet that has lived free, in the surrounding area of the hospice I work at, for many many years…… I am not sure if it is the same one that was living free over 10 years ago, or if they are breeding ( as I have seen three). I really struggled painting this, the precision of the feathers ( over the usual randomness of hairy beasts I usually paint) caused me some troubles. I decided to stop before I continued too far and reined it. I also found it hard to get dimension on the bird, I have since decided that my background was a poor choice, and did not help with creating the dimension I had wished to achieve. On a positive note, I am happy with the head and mid body. I plan to give the painting to the hospice, bringing the joy to those who can only hear him, (as they are tremendously noisy) to see the beauty of which he appears in flight.


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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