- Peggy Covic Fine Art: 06/01/2012 - 07/01/2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

African Grey Parrot -- FINISHED

I decided to darken the background just a titch and also burnish it.
Here is the completed piece.  I hope you like it!


Friday, June 8, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 12

Here's another two hours of progress to show on this.
I worked on darkening some of the darker areas on the parrot and also darkened the background.
I will now put it aside for a couple days to a week and then pull it out and see if I should add anymore or if it's done.



Colors used on the background:
Prismacolor verithin
Dark Brown
Goldenrod
Terra Cotta
Apple Green
Grass Green
Olive Green
Peacock Green
True Green
Canary Yellow
Grass Green
Ultramarine Blue

PrismaColor premier:
True Blue
Tuscan Red
Celadon Green
Henna
Dark green
olive green
terra cotta
Indigo blue
Golden rod

Color for Parrot:
Dark green
Tuscan Red



Thursday, June 7, 2012

African Grey Parrot - WIP Day 11

Worked another two hours on this painting today.  Not quite there yet but getting really close!
Colors used on the background:
Prismacolor verithin
Dark Brown
Goldenrod
Terra Cotta
Apple Green
Grass Green
Olive Green
Peacock Green
True Green
Canary Yellow
Grass Green
Ultramarine Blue
True Blue

Saturday, June 2, 2012

African Grey Parrot -- WIP Day 10

I can't believe I've been working on this parrot for over a week now.  Good thing each day is only about two hours. 

I've bit the bullet and I'm attempting a background.  No detail but will hopefully support the parrot without competing..... We'll see if what I'm attempting works out.
That's what this is all about right....Explore and learn what works and what doesn't.  Though it is SCARY to try new things on something you've put a lot of time into!
I'm starting the background using Prismacolor Verithins for this part and some of the color ideas came from a wonderful equine artist Carrie L. Lewis
 The order is basically light to dark but a lot of mixing in between as well.
Dark Brown, True Green, Cerelean Blue, Apple Green, Golden Rod, True Blue, Canary Yellow, Grass green, Ultramarine Blue, Olive Green, Terra Cotta and PeacockGreen.  Hopefully that's the whole list.


Here is today's progress.