28 September 2015

Turquoise Parrot

"Bird of a Different Color"
7"x 5"
Acrylic on canvas board

This is the painting that resulted from the sketch I posted recently. It is my first attempt at acrylics and I just relaxed and had fun. The title refers to the fact that this is a Blue Macaw, from a photo I took at the Abilene Zoo. I took some artistic license and changed it to a Turquoise Macaw because our local art league has a category in their upcoming show- mini paintings with turquoise making up no less than 75%. They wanted turquoise, I gave them turquoise! I turned the parrot turquoise as well as the background and had a ball doing it. If the painting turned out, great, if it didn't I learned a lot about acrylics and had some fun. I decided to go ahead and enter it, only cost $5 to do so. We shall see what the judge thinks! I did enter two other "normal" sized drawings in the main part of the show too. 

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