This cutie was studying my neighbors when I snapped its picture. I used a second reference photo of a field of weeds for the background.
Golden High Flow Acrylics can be used much like watercolor, so there’s a comfortable familiarity for me. They’re great for glazing. I love the glow that appears when a layer of Nickel Azo Gold is brushed over pretty much any other color. I’m struggling with detail, though. I either overdo it with a bold color or wash everything out with too much white. For this one, I ended up using some colored pencil for the finer lines.
I used a watercolor canvas board for this tiny 5″x7″ painting. Next, I’ll try these acrylics on paper.