Part Two: Painting
Here's how you add the red (and other colors) to the red-breasted nuthatch.
Painting is when your carving comes to life, and that’s why it’s the stage of the creation that should receive close attention. I use acrylic paints for all my carvings because they are durable and work quickly. For this project I used Jo Sonja’s Artist’s Colors, which I like for their more realistic matte finish. I want to control the sheen on my painting, so I add a varnish in specific areas that need it.