Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter Cardinal REVISED 6"x6" oil over acrylic


I wasn't happy with this painting after looking at it for a while.
I struggled with the acrylics to get covering power in the snow and defining the form in the branches,
everything looked so bland.
I decided to use the oils and see if I could improve on what I had already. A little color (greens and browns) was put in the thicket, the snow on the branches now stood out  better from the background and some work was done on the cardinal.


I'll put it away for a while and take a look at it later to see if I like it or if it needs more work.



Gary Keimig said...

nice blog Pat

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks, Gary.

Jane said...

How gorgeous, this really pops!

mary maxam said...

Always a pleasure to see what you've got going Pat. I think you have a wonderful glow about this as well. My hint for getting acrylics to be a bit more opaque is to use a touch of white gesso in the mix, instead of white acrylic paint. It's worked for me anyway...happy painting.

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Jane, thanks for the kind words, visited your blog love your last painting.

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Hi Mary, thanks for the help with the acrylics, I'm going to try that next time.