I am pretty excited, this week I launched my new website, pattyanneart.com. It is just a simple website where I can showcase some of my artwork. I hope to add to it over time and am sure it will evolve as I continue on this journey. If you get a chance to visit, any advice or feedback will be much appreciated.
I’ve been painting birds the last few weeks. Below is my first attempt at a Great Blue Crane. I used my new Daniel Smith Cobalt Teal Blue on this one. I just love that color! After painting the crane (and letting it dry), I wet the sky area with water here and there and then dropped in some color. I tried to not touch the area much and just dragged my brush around a bit for some clouds. I really like how that worked out.
I also painted this cute little Blue Bird. I love the fluffy feathers on his chest!
Tips on painting branches:
- Branches that are closer should have more detail than those further away.
- Branches are thicker near the tree trunk and slim out as they get further away.
- Color mix: I use Daniel Smith Aquamarine Blue and Burnt Sienna Light (using different amounts of each color for a variety of shades).
I hope you enjoy my work and are inspired to keep painting and having fun. If you would like to receive notifications of new posts by email, just click the follow button on the right. I would love to have you follow me on this journey.