The birds in this 12 x 12" piece are grittier than the ones I usually paint. They could have just stumbled out of the pub. To achieve the look of an unpampered bird, I blended less, added more thick layers with a palette knife, and kept the brilliance of the colors to a minimum. The photo I've shown here is a detail shot of the listening end of the duo.
In other news, I will have a few of my pieces in Clawhammer Letterpress and Gallery in Fernie B.C. very soon. Visit their website by clicking here. You'll love the feel of the place when you walk in - it's casual, creative, and welcoming.
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