Friday, March 1, 2013

Through the Storm - A Work in Progress

Today it is bright and sunny with the temperatures climbing into the low 40's F (4.4C), which is making some of the snow melt, but it has a long way to go yet.

I wanted to do more work on the seagull  as this painting is getting very close to being completed (see postings on 10 Dec 2010, 23 Mar 2012 and 31 December 2012).

I added another layer of Chinese white to the leading edge of the wings and on the bottom edges of the primary and secondary feathers.

Using a mixture of cobalt blue and burnt sienna I added some definition to the upper wing coverts and the speculum.

Then with a wash of pure cobalt blue I added a little shape to the gull's back and to the curve of the wings.

I will post this painting at a later date once it has been completed.

Thank you for looking at my artwork.