My Easter Chick ( again)

My Easter Chick ( again)

I think Spring is my favourite time of year. A time when all the good weather and long summer evenings are ahead of us. We have been blessed with some lovely sunshine this week, me and my husband made the most of a day at the coast. Visiting Tintagel on Monday. the new bridge across to the castle is magnificent .

Then the piece of sculpture really adds to the magic of the place.

But what cannot be improved upon is the North Cornish coast, especially on a sunny day.

Life here is getting busy and we are preparing for visitors over Easter, but if you have time and want to get your paints out ,here is a lovely little piece to have a go at, a chick just out of the egg


First sketch the chick and the egg shell

Then I do the details, which on this piece are few, just the eye,

and the beak

They the joy of the piece the yellows, to see them dripping off the brush is just pure joy

I use the white of the paper as the highlight then add lemon yellows, cadmium yellows and Indian yellows


Now get darker , with reds and orangy browns, look for the shadows 

Finally the legs and the darker shadows with a mix of cadmium red and cobalt blue

I also started on the shell, with burnt sienna on the outside and cerulean blue on the inside


Now the bits that make it pop, add darker shadows to the shell , inside and out, and I like to add some splatters around the chick to add to it's furriness 

Have a go, it's fun, it's quick and it works !!


Happy Easter x

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Ok, I"ll have to try this one!! Thanks for the inspiration. :)



Lydia Shemain

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