Friday, August 16, 2013

The Raven 9x12 Oil on Arches Oil Paper

No black paint was used in the painting of this bird.  I still own a tube or two of black but cannot remember the last time I opened one.  This time I used Transparent Earth Red (Gamblin brand) and Indanthrone Blue (Rembrandt brand) to make my darkest dark.  On the left wing where there is more reflected light (warm) I added more of the red to the mix.  On the front and right sides (cooler direct light) I added more of the blue. My second bird painting so far and really enjoying it. 
This was my entry for last weeks DPW Raven Challenge.  Follow the link to see all of the entries.
 
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