Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Party Pigeon - a reworked watercolor
8.5x11 mixed watermedia of a pigeon looking to party over his rooftop for New Year's Eve. This is the AFTER version. Below is shown this work in progress where I sketched the bird with black felt tip pen on top of the failed disaster watercolor. The couple was not real. Now I think it is a much more interesting painting. Gouache and Montana acrylic markers were used on top of the old watercolor. Support is Italia 140 lb cold press paper. It has been awhile since I reworked any existing paintings. Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.
Work in progress with this middle view showing a lot of the pigeon's body painted. I knew it would be difficult to cover the man's black hair with gouache, watercolor, or pastel, so opted to use acrylic markers.