I am relatively new to painting birds. In fact, I started this painting back in September, and it was only the second bird I had ever painted.
When it had dried, the colors had dulled down a bit, and even though I liked it, I knew the background was a bit too muted.
So, the time came for me to add a little more color to the background. I think this little finch seems to stand out a bit more against the background. Oh, I did “sharpen” his beak a little, and added a tiny reflected light in his eye. Now, I think he has an adorable profile, don’t you???
“Little Gray Finch” is an 8 x 8 inch acrylic painting on gesso board, and is now available for purchase in the online shop.