Well, with just a bit of tweaking, I think this bird will be done and ready to fly. Finished (almost) in class yesterday after the art card swap.
Again, this was painted with opaques and transparents. The water is a mix of an opaque yellow and then gouache (white) mixed with phthalo blue, then layered to tone down the prettiness with white gouache mixed with Apatite Blue (which is a dusky, grey-blue tube color by Daniel Smith).
Then I went in with my transparents - Hansa Yellow Medium, Pyrrol Orange, Perylene Maroon, and some Quin Magenta to get the final color.
It needs a bit of toning down of the green around him, maybe and some touches of the white around his legs so that's broken up more - that's pure white gouache. Then he can be ready to fly :)
I hope you've enjoyed this guy, even if he isn't a pale, pretty pink thing. I think he has much more "zaza" than a pretty pink one would have, don't you?
Oh, and here's a teaser so you return tomorrow:
I began painting the flock of flamingos in class yesterday.
I had wished for a name for a group of flamingos to be something other than a flock but flock it is. Maybe I'll change it: A jazz of flamingos. A burst of flamingos. A frisson of flamingos.
What can you think of other than boring "flock"?