Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ivory Rooster 2

© Ellen Blonder
I'm resisting the urge to add flowers, so that the red in the rooster's and hen's faces will be the brightest spots. Today, I added some thin acrylic washes to help me see the color masses.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Ivory Rooster 1

© Ellen Blonder
A handsome couple on the bike path in Kauai has caught my eye. The rooster is all ivory and black, with no copper feathers. He's always accompanied by his hen. I'm going to take license to add some chicks, because this year, I have never seen so many of them along my walks.

I've started a sketch on a 16 x 20-inch canvas board.