Painting Process From Start to Finish

I just finished a fun little commission painting of two ravens. My client works from home and for the past year two playful ravens have been keeping her company sitting on the railing outside the window. She wanted a painting of the two birds that depicted the Native American belief of Ravens symbolizing the "bringer of light." This is my interpretation along few progress shots.

This is the first rough layout showing where the lights and darks will be.

Next I removed, scraped and wiped most of the first layer of paint from the trees because they seemed too bold and competed with the birds which I further defined the ravens' shapes.

Urban Ravens

Here is the finished painting, an 11X14" stretched canvas painted with acrylic paints.

This piece is sold but there are more original paintings available in the Blenda Studio Shop. Stop by to see if one just might look great on your wall.

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