This is one of those pieces that just evolved as it went. When I made the background, I had in mind some sort of aquatic scene with the blues and greens. After the background piece sat for a couple of days, I begin to have more of an urge to put some birds on it. Because the birds needed something to perch on, a tree grew into being. The painted part also went through a similar process, going through three other colors before finally deciding on this midnight blue, toned down a bit by rubbing in some white gesso. I did some touch ups with my favorite Derwent Inktense pencils. Then I added some random “scribbles” with a white paint marker, and the hint of some blue blossoms, and I was finally happy with the piece.
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For more on how the background was made, stop back by tomorrow!