The background technique was actually really cool. We wet our acrylic down as if it was watercolour, and let it drip and run and mix. I had a lot of fun playing with it.
Next was the bird, which went ok for the right-side up version.
When it came to the reflection I struggled. I like my paintings to be neat and precise, so the reflection didn't look like it was actually in water. A few lines and a few paint splatters (with the bird covered) seemed to fix that problem.
A few weeks ago my brother was in Alberta for work and we got to spend a day together. We actually had a great adventure on the ice fields parkway and the scenery is too spectacular not to share a few photos.
|Me in front of the Athabasca Glacier|
|The black bear we got to stop and watch from the safety of the car|
|He texted me a photo of the bird in its new home.|
I love when someone likes one of my paintings enough to ask for it, and knowing that it brings them happiness when they look at it!
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