April 9, 2010

"Colorful Western Tanager"

“Colorful Western Tanager”
Original ACEO mixed media painting
2½” X 3½” – Art Card Original
Watercolor, colored ink pens, colored pencil and acrylic on plate bristol board
Mounted to Crescent matt board – 1/16” thick
April 2010

The colors of this bird are truly awesome. I thought that this was a good subject to try out some techniques with colored ink pens and watercolor.

This aceo painting was done (by me) in watercolor and colored pencil on plate bristol board which was then mounted to Crescent matt board and the edges were painted black for a nicer display look. Then it was finished with acrylic semi-gloss varnish.