- Peggy Covic Fine Art: 05/01/2012 - 06/01/2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 9

I've been able to work on this one about an hour and a half so far today but thought I would post an update in case I don't get back to it today. I worked a lot on bringing the light into this picture.  Refined a lot of the feathers darker areas.
Colors used so far:
Cloud blue, Light Peach
Periwinkle, Pumpkin Orange
Celadon Green, Henna
slight touch of blue violet
Tuscan Red, Dark green
Indigo blue



Sunday, May 27, 2012

African Grey Parrot -- WIP Day 8

Since the weather is really cold and snowy/rainy right now, I was able to work on my African Grey Parrot some more. Today's colors were again the same as previous sessions but started bringing more of the darker combinations into the mix.
Colors used so far:
Cloud blue, Light Peach
Periwinkle, Pumpkin Orange
Celadon Green, Henna
slight touch of blue violet
Tuscan Red, Dark green
Indigo blue


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

African Grey Parrot -- WIP Day 7

I lost the plot more than once LOL but here is another two hours of progress.
Added Periwinkle and Celdon green to the color combinations today.  Also used a little bit of Blue Violet.

Monday, May 21, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 6

I only got about two hours more into this but starting to define and refine the larger feathers.
Used Prismacolors:
Cloud Blue and Light Peach
Periwinkle and Pumpkin Orange


I'm Here and Grey Heron Revealed

Yesterday I was able to reveal my Grey Heron painting challenge so now you get to see it as well.  I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Stonehenge paper.  The paper size is 4 x 5 and I wished I would have made it bigger but it was fun to do.  I also practiced getting believable water.


Monday, May 14, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 5

I really did some playing around with the colors of the chest and I like it a lot better!
I also added some more to the face, neck and head and started drawing and defining the wing.
Here is the progress from today!


Friday, May 11, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 4

I'm really starting to like how this is looking now.  This is so much fun mixing the colors to get the look of a "singing" grey.  Today was a lot more of the same.  Basically I'm using the same color combos as listed earlier.  Think of the cloud blue and light peach as your lightest grey.  Periwinkle and Celdon green as your next...and so on.  Not everything gets all the color combos only the darkest areas.

Here is today's progress.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 3

Remind me again why I am doing this portrait LOL! It's so much fun to use the complementary colors to get the grey color but this is a lot of work too!!
Feathers are so tedious but here is today's progress.


Monday, May 7, 2012

African Grey Parrot -- WIP Day 2

Today's progress.  I'm still not to thrilled with how this is working out but I still have more color combos to add. Doing feathers sure is tedious!



Thursday, May 3, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP

I am painting this boy using that complimentary color scheme again.  That makes the painting "sing" as Arlene Steinberg says and I have to agree with her.  It does take some work and a few layers before the colors start looking like "grey".  Since this image is a 9 x 12, it's going to take some time to get it done.
9 x 12 on Stonehenge using Prismacolor colored pencils.
Colors used so far:
Cloud blue, Light Peach
Periwinkle, Pumpkin Orange
Celadon Green, Henna
slight touch of blue violet
Tuscan Red, Dark green
Black Grape
Indigo blue
Lemon yellow
Yellow ochre



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm here

Just to let you know I'm still working on paintings.  The one I just completed is 4 x 5 on Stonehenge and is a portrait of a Grey Heron.  Painted without using Grey.  All complementary colors where used.  In other words.  Light blue paired with Light peach.  Green paired with red.  Etc...  I would post it here but again, it was done for a art challenge on Wetcanvas and we can't reveal until the 20th..  Sorry you have 18 more days before you'll see it LOL!

I will be starting something new this afternoon so stay tuned for that.

Peggy