Studio Scenes: Stellar's Jay

 In the studio this week, the bright blue bird called Stellar's Jay, painted with acrylic paint, gesso, and crackle paste on 5 1/2 x 6 inch wood.

I started with a black gessoed wood board, then painted the picture with acrylic paint.

When completely dry, add the crackle medium.  My crackle medium practice is looking better...

The cracks form the way the brush strokes, so the secret is to criss-cross your paint brush and smooth any inconsistencies.  

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 Mondays:  A Collection of... (Photos/Artwork related to a monthly theme) 
Wednesdays:  Finding Inspiration (Sketchbook Scenes - Drawings)
Fridays:  Studio Scenes (Paintings worked on during the week)


Denise Mulligan said…
I haven't stopped by in a long time. Your blog is filling up with more and more loveliness. Wonderful little Blue Jay. I've never tried using crackle in an art piece. I tried it on a small dresser. Now
you've got me thinking. This could be dangerous.
ashok said…
Thanks for the tips on how to use that pesky crackle medium- not the best at it so I appreciate any help! The yellow ground with the black peeking through is very striking- symbolic of your strong style.

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