Well here we are, 2018. This year for me personally, started off very busy. I've had nothing but parties every weekend, mostly birthdays and so far, things are looking good.
During the holidays, I managed to pick-up my brushes and decided to try out a different background by making random brush strokes on the canvas. I believe Van Gogh used to use this technique. I knew the colours I desired and the fact that I wanted to paint a colourful bird. So after much deliberation and research, decided on painting a bird from Tanzania. So far I have painted mostly peacocks, robin and a hummingbird for my father-in-law. So this folks was a new challenge for me. Trying to get the colours to look iridescent was tricky, but I feel satisfied with the result. Also trying to get the fluff on the legs was something I was not familiar with. Oh well, after many trials and errors I accomplished what I set out to do. Also, I initially thought about painting pink flowers, but realised that blue would tie the whole picture together instead. So here are the stages of the painting.
I hope it inspires you to have a go yourselves.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2018.