Friday, September 11, 2020

lilac roller

$90 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1/8" panel
This colourful beauty can be found amongst the trees in Africa. One of the most colourful birds known to us, the lilac-breasted roller. So fun to paint! And I kept the brach flowers loosey-goosey so he stayed the star of the show.


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    1. Hi Hilda! Thanks so much. I'm very happy with him! : )

  2. Wondering how you began this lovely painting. Is this from a photo, a ceramic figurine or botanical garden, nature center live view?
    The colors are great!

    1. You can check out my Instagram Page to see two time lapse videos of me painting this lovely bird.
      It's from a free photo reference that I got from Pixabay (great site for free pics). I drew it onto a gessoed board (I used white and black gesso mixed together for a nice mid-grey), then I just went for it with paint! It's 6x6" and a small panel can allow for experimentation and exploring. I like to paint a lot, "Work Small Learn Big" as they say.
      Cheers Bernadette!