What if you fly? - bird painting tutorial mixed media art


The kids have started school today, so I am feeling free as a bird ;) I want to start this new season sharing bits of creativity, so you can try and explore in your journal.
You will need: a journal with thick pages, acrylic paints, pastel, bits of paper for collage, gel medium or some glue, paintbrush and spatula.


step 1: start by applying some acrylic paints on your page with your fingers or paintbrush ( have fun this is the best part ;)

Step 2: for texture glue some bits of paper on your page and make some marks with oil pastel ( don't think just do it)

Step 3: with your spatula layer some white and pink paint 

Step 4: find the best position to start defining your painting, and draw your bird with a pencil and give some more details - like an horizontal line ( to give some depth) flowers, trees what you like or inspire you at the moment.

Step 5: paint the sky with a Prussian Blue or other color you love and with a bit of white blend the colors around the bird to define the landscape.

Step 6: grab your oil pastels and go around the bird and trees and draw some more natural elements.

Step 7: use some patterned paper to cut a triangle, draw a sweet house and glue the triangle to make the roof

Step 8: give some feature to your bird 

Step 9: if you like, choose some inspiring words and use a black pen to write them.

I hope you have fun and make some time during this week to be creative and you will see, it will feel really good :)

There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?
by Erin Hanson


P.s- I have changed the link of my blog now it´s http://susanatavaresart.blogspot.com , you can include in your bookmarks to easily find it.


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