Back to Colorado, Part Two
The canyon wren begins to come to life as the paint hits the wood.
Acrylic paints are durable and work quickly, and I use them for all my sculpture painting. For this project, I used Jo Sonja's Artist's Colors, which I like for their more realistic matte finish. Some paints will leave a slight sheen to the finish. I want to control the sheen on my painting, so I add a varnish in specific areas that need it.
For the canyon wren, I used Jo Sonja's warm white, smoked pearl, carbon black, burnt umber, burnt sienna, raw umber, raw sienna, and ultramarine blue. I also used other Jo Sonja's Mediums, which included matte varnish.
In part three, I will demonstrate how to make the legs and the habitat.
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