I recently completed my kestrel painting and got lots more experience playing around with techniques. I am still trying to get larger spatters around my subjects and recently read that you can squeeze paint from a larger paintbrush to achieve that effect. Will have to try that on my next piece! In the meantime, I hope you all see something you like in this tiny bird of prey and venture out to get creative on your own!
I just finished “Archimedes”, my little Saw Whet owl. While painting this I tried to start incorporating some much looser strokes, and I spent a lot of time flicking the brush around the edges to create atmosphere and dynamics. Even at rest, I wanted this guy to have some energy!