G'Day all... Well, after nearly a year of working on a model train project at a local museum, I finally got back to the easel...
I am currently painting a portrait of an emu to enter in the Lachlan Regional Art Awards in September.
I'm using Createx Wicked acrylics... it is a combination of Airbrush and traditional brushes.
The subject I chose is a fairly complex one and so the painting will be highly detailed.
The canvas size is 24" x 30".
I airbrushed a stylised background, using colors that are indicative of the emu's habitat.
I am also "warming up" the color values of the emu to complement the background.
I started with the eye... I always start there when doing a portrait... I find it helps me maintain the proportions of the subject.
Other than the eye, the rest of the colors, so far, are basically undertones.
Other than the background, all the work so far was done by brush. I will switch to an airbrush, when needed.
A long way to go yet...

If all goes well, I will post updates in the Work in Progress section

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Oh My this is going to be grand!!

Hi Nancy, thankk you... I posted more updates in the work in progress section of this web site.
I actually completed the painting last night... I have yet to photograph it.... when I do, I will post it on here.

Nancy Williams said:

Oh My this is going to be grand!!

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