Monday, June 23, 2014

The Ostrich

This is my first take at this magnificent African bird and I am already loving them.Hope to paint more soon!His whiskers were fun to create, I used a fine rigger to paint all those  facial hair!He looks like a tough guy here- with a stern gaze and a drooping mouth(beak!)though I have tried my best to give him a soft appearance!It would be a challenge to paint the full length bird, but I would do it someday, after I get to know them better. 
I have recently bought a new color - Daniel Smith's Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and I love it! Some people had suggested that its just like burnt sienna but I found it to be much more bright and vivid. Worth a try!

Please bear with me -I am very late in visiting or commenting on your blogs,( even replying on my own blog!) but I do see all the beautiful works that you all have been doing and assure you that you would get a bucketful of comments very soon!Keep creating...


  1. Arti,
    Your animal paintings are fantastic. I've just gotten here and so happy to see your work.
    I too am self taught, and somewhere on my blog is an ostrich!
    They are so comical and fun to paint. BJ

    1. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment, Barbra..I will sure visit you soon x

  2. You've given him such a personality. Looks to be coming off the page..

    1. Thank you Tony, glad you liked him