A Little Birdie



Just playing in my art journal.  This little birdie is painted in gouache on a background of acrylic paints with some collage, stamping, stenciling…your basic mixed-media mishmash.  I don’t think the berries are quite done, but I just love how the bird came out.  I used a photo from the Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Birds&Blooms magazine as my model.

What do you think?  Any advice for finishing the berries?

2 responses »

  1. It’s easy to see from where your boy got his artful talent. This is really lovely, and I was excited to see what he had created – until it turned out to be his mother’s hand at work.

    In this time of year over here in NY, there are no full leaves on such berry bushes, just a few crinkled and brown leaves, frosted to a crisp by the recent snow storm. Perhaps you could create a smattering of “hangers-on” sorts of leaves, a sparse supply. Or did you want it to not be a November representation?


    • Thanks – that’s a good idea. The original photo has a couple of out-of-focus green leaves, but I like the crinkly brown remainder leaves image. I might play around with that.

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