Thursday, 9 December 2010

twinkle twinkle little crow... continuation with the crow paintings here is another one. Acrylic paint with acrylic modeling paste on canvas with a sparkily ( some sort of rhinestone decoration). I decided to try out the sparkle stone for the eye because when you see a crow in real life the eyes seem to twinkle, not just because they are shiny but because they have a nictitating membrane that flicks across the eye ball, much the way our eye lid protects our eyes, and it makes it seem as though the eyes somehow sparkle.

Twinkle Crow, acrylic on canvas, 2010

Twinkle Crow II, acrylic on canvas, 2010.

The paintings are quite small and the paint is iridescent so the colours vary all the time depending on the light and the way the paintings are viewed. The crows look wet because the paint / paste wasn't quite dry when I did the photos. Now that they are dry the crows are matte but I might change that with a varnish and some added sheen. I'll see how I feel about it after a few days.

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