Monday, 21 June 2010
Last year I took some lovely photos while visiting Secret World. Paul, my partner, is a volunteer rescue driver for them, picking up injured animals to be assessed, nursed and hopefully released back into the wild. This is a resident owl who is quite tame and seemed very happy to pose for me. I have been working this picture on and off over the past week trying out different Zest-it techniques on Pastelmat. I am not totally happy with it as I lost some of the lights around the face and haven't been able to recover them. I did try using fixitive but the white still didn't want to take. I may resort to adding some white acrylic. The body area is much better as I put down a thick layer of white Neocolour in the light spots and I would certainly do this again. Painting feathers do not have the wow factor for me and I think it shows. This one probably won't get to the framer. Size is 26x18cm.