No particular assignment this week. I'm continuing to challenge myself to paint big. I also reaaaaallllly want to get some control with wet into wet and still I'm not getting the results I want. I wanted the green foliage to be sort of indeterminately blobby and both times ended up painting over it multiple times to blur the edges.
Anyway here we have some birds of paradise I painted.
This one is from a photo on the unlikely Flickr Pool of nothing but birds of paradise, here
And this one was from a photo on the lovely ARKive, a great source for all kinds of animal photos, here
And just to give a sense of scale: these are so giant I can't scan them with my dinky scanner: