I had some Williamsburg Cadmium Red, another nice paint, out on the palette and again, in an act of desperation, I put a dot in some turpentine and covered the sky.
Now I admit, I am a color drunk, and that is maybe why I avoided color's siren song for so long.
This wonderful red floats on top of the blue and green and manages to stay separate, giving me a big zing in the heart. The red is working like a watercolor wash, mixing yet separate. I Love Good Paint.
|Fini, there is more weight and depth in this tiny painting now.|
So I sanded, with turpentine again and massaged in some white/Naples/Flake with essence of Cerulean and got it to pop a bit more. Then, again, I reworked the bird. I lightened the bird and added more detail.
|vs today's "Angry" Background is much glowier and the bird is lifted out of the sky,and less embedded.|