Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
19 January 2013, Acrylic on cardboard, 11" x 14"
This one doesn't require much explanation. I borrowed a few techniques from watercolor to create the background, but the bird is pretty standard acrylic paintbrush application.
It took quite a while to arrive at the look I was going for with the background. After trying a bunch of different stuff that didn't really work out... and struggling to get it right... I finally resorted to watercolor tactics.
Here are a few photos of the work in progress. It's quite an evolution.
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