This one doesn't fall into the category of an actual "portrait," but it is an animal portrait that just happens to have a little landscape in it. I had planned to just do a base coat of acrylic, then overlay with oils in full detail, but got carried away when handling the acrylic and just finished it off. Spent many days on this one, but it sure was a pleasure to do. I must do more birds, I love the looks of them and they are all around us here on the Treasure Coast. This was painted from a photo I took at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, a wonderful place to find animal subjects to paint.
|"Flamingo" 20"x24" acrylic painting|
I painted this for the Vero Beach Art Club's Art By The Sea show in the Vero Beach Museum of Art, next weekend. Looking forward to that one, I'll be helping out with QC and hanging. The Opening Reception is Friday night, 5-8. Hope you can join us.