Saturday, July 28, 2012

Spirit of the Sea (gulls)

22x30 latex acrylic on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper, painted today in about 2 hours.  The photo ref was at a shopping mall featured on WetCanvas so I edited out the stores and placed these guys back on the beach where they belong.  Sketch was done with watersoluble colored pencil and 3 colors of Crayons, then paper wet both sides heavily, and acrylics added with a 1" sponge brush. I blended with my fingers and at the end splattered using dark brown mixed watercolor plus white acrylic.


Sandra said...

Ah, don't you just LOVE these guys! SO full of character! Love it! :0)

Kay Smith said...

Thank you Sandra! They are annoying though when you're at the beach trying to have a snack!