This morning I woke up with a desire to paint. I wanted to ease back into it so I took one of my small square wood canvas and decided to take it a step at a time for as long as it felt fun
I started by sketching my girl and the little bird. The I added some clear gesso so the wood would not absorb all my paint.
Once the clear gesso was dry I started to work on blending in the colors of her face I noticed that I missed a few small spots. So I let the paint dry and the I added more clear gesso. While I was waiting for the gesso to dry I started painting the birdie.
Once then gesso on her face was dry I stated blending in more colors to her face. I worked as intuitively as possible and just enjoyed finding out who she was going to be. I took my colored pencils, Neo Colors II and added details to here eyes, mouth and shirt. I also used the colored pencils to fill in the details on her birdie friend.
Finally I added some liquid acrylics to the background and started on her hair. Here she is completed. She is not the best girl I have ever made. However I do like her and I am thankful that the painting seems to be coming back.