I am getting closer to finishing up this little guy. I’m thinking he looks much brighter on my screen than he does in person rather, the background looks brighter, the bird is a bright red with a purple chest. I am thinking that I must check my camera settings the next time I take some pictures of him.
The background was starting to feel like it had to much blue and green which leaves me feeling that it is unbalanced. I think it needs some more pink or red highlights, so I’ve added some gesso (the white areas) to help balance it out a little more.
I got this set of two colors, one bright red and the other a dark silver, that can be spritzed on. I am currently contemplating using them but because I am comfortable using them yet, I am very worried about trying them out on this canvas. My first two attempts at using them did not work out so well. So it is a bit risky… could be the big mistake that works out right or wrong.
I jotted down a some words recently and managed to misplace them on my desk. They could become the title for this piece or they may get added to the canvas.
I am down to the final details, like drawing in his beak, he needs a smiling beak. I’ve got to outline a few spots, but otherwise, I am nearly done. Once I get the color balance of the background worked out and the other details added, I will be ready to seal him up and title him. I’ve got a few ideas and I will be sure to share once I finally get them figured out. I’ve decided that I will be listing this little guy on my etsy shop.
I haven’t made a decision yet as to when my etsy shop will be launching, I attempting to launch before the end of the year, but with every thing I have going on right now, it may be January. So be on the lookout for Lynn Sweeney Designs coming soon to etsy.