I feel like I’ve been slightly short changing you with my postings lately. I’ve been so busy cutting and printing that I have neglected to post each stage as I went. Instead of jumping straight to where I am today, I thought I would post four, five, six and seven for you to see the progression and then finally the eighth layer which is the colour printed today.
So here is the whistle-stop tour of pheasant for you:
Colour Layer Number Four – Lemon Yellow, Warm Red & Yellow Ochre mixed together
Colour Layer Number Five – Lemon Yellow, Warm Red & Yellow Ochre Mixed together
Colour Layer Number Six – French Ultramarine and Yellow Ochre mixed together
Colour Layer Number Seven – Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine & Warm Red mixed together
Colour Layer Number Eight – Ultramarine & Permanent Violet mix
I’ve tried to build on each colour level so you’ll see that there actually a small number of colours used to create various shades of yellow/orange. I’m now at the stage where the colours get markedly bright which is the crowning glory of the pheasant. There’s only two stages left now; the red facial wattles and then finally the black edging to some of the feathers and tail feather.
I’m not managed to complete this in one month; I put that down to my inability to contain the number of colour layers that I use. However, I think I’ve produced a richer print for this and am therefore happy to miss my self imposed deadline. March will see something a bit more restricted hopefully – I’m going to aim for five (maybe six layers), but let’s concentrate on finishing the pheasant first!