I'm way behind on blogging about all the collaged bird canvases I've completed in the last year or so but I'm going to blog about the "Hungry Bird" canvas in this post and will post about the eagle I'm working on soon.
|Original drawing in pencil and Derwent Inktense WC Pencils|
|Transferred a toner copy of the drawing to canvas using gel medium.|
Rose patterned paper for inside mouth, tea dyed paper on breast.
Pencil sketched background.
|Additional tea-dyed (tea baked paper) and patterned paper added.|
|Additional paper and lace rice paper added.|
|Details of background blocked in with watercolor.|
|Working on shadow area below bird. Pink buds and stems papered.|
|Continuing to add grasses to foreground.|
|Iridescent papers added to the petals.|
|More grasses and blue sky painted in.|
|Final piece with softened sky and additional grasses, stamens.|