Thursday, August 20, 2009

Original Painting of Raven-Details

Hey Friends, I think this post may turn out to be pretty funny. You know how you have a choice of putting your photos in the middle or on the left or right? Well, I've seen others put the image on the side and the verbage on the other side. Thought I'd give it a go. I clicked the left and you see what I got!! It's always a mystery how I do these things. I'll try to work around this.

Theimage above is just acrylic splattered with alcohol and then more acrylic layered on, transparent acrylic. And more alcohol. If the acrylic is somewhat dry, you get the tiny marks. Then in the corner I laid down a pink layer and swirled a comb through it.

The image on the left above is the limb the Raven is sitting on. Painted thinly or transparently. It has a watercolor look. The orange dots were placed with the brush handle. Obviously the other is the Raven's tail.

The images above are details of the beautiful birds features. The background was painted in blocks. Taped off, then paint was dripped and rolled with a brayer and alcohol, etc. in layers. I'm not doing so well with getting this verbage where I want it. HA! My daughter still needs to fix this thing. I'd love for it to be done before that Baby Boy arrives!!! Hint Hint!
I realize I didn't post the full image but I dare not go back and try to add something else. I'll just do that next time. It's more fun trying to put this puzzle together anyway.
Happy Trails.


Hollyrocks said...

I can totally relate to your frustration on this. I tried to add photos to the sides of a blog post once so that the text would flow around the images, but it just didn't work out at all. Photo issues aside, the painting looks fantastic! I love the contrast of the dark raven up against the bright colors. Your techniques are very interesting too. Great work!

maninthemoonherbs said...

I can't get much right except the center image either! Sometimes it helps to choose the small image selection as it leaves more room for the words. But my real reason for commenting is how life-like and beautiful your raven is! The feathers look so real. You have really captured the essence of him!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Very cool painting. Love the colors.

I play with blogger to get images where I want. Wordpress seems to be friendlier in that area. With blogger I try to center images now.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

hwfarber said...

I love all the puzzle pieces and description of your technique. I look forward to seeing the whole painting. I especially like ravens and crows--and you do them so well.

NUISHU said...

interesting blog! :)