09 January 2012

Scarlet Honey Eater Gouache Painting

  Scarlet Honey Eater by Marion Hedger
Gouache on canvas board
Varnished with acrylic varnish
13 x 18 cm (5"x7")
This was painted as part of the December Gouache Challenge on wetcanvas.com.
It is my first bird painting and I am not sure that gouache is the right medium for birds for me. I have a tendency to keep wanting to do lots of detail, although planning to paint loosely. I need to practice more to understand how the gouache handles for this type of work.