Since we’re celebrating our feathered friends today for Draw-a-Bird-in-July day, I painted a rather whimsical winged creation. I wanted to create a soft, feathery effect, so I started by putting down a rather mottled wash with a deep yellow.
Next I painted the bird in ultramarine, then added in orange feathers and a bit of orange for the underbelly.
I did the complete painting very quickly wet-in-wet, allowing the lines to blur. It’s not intended to be a real species of bird, only a fanciful bird from my own imagination. I hope you enjoy it.