What's cuter than love birds? Love owls of course! (yes I know they are a type of bird)
You can't that owls are "in" right now, so I thought it would be the perfect subject for a paint-along project. I did a boy and a girl owl to represent me and my boyfriend. The paint colors are totally up to you, so make it your own. This would make a great wedding/anniversary/valentine's day/ other sappy occasion gift. You can customize it to the couple! And, if you don't want to make it a clock, you don't have to!
Here's a list of supplies you'll need.:
-16x20 canvas, primed
- Balsa wood: 1 square (or round piece) ½” thick. And 1 long piece cut to length to fit just inside the canvas stretchers
- Large Brush (about 2" wide)
- Detail/thin line brush
- Small brushes
-Angle Brush (optional)
Step 1: Painting the Background
You are going to take long strokes, the length of the canvas, with the blue paint. By adding the water, you are giving it a more translucent and layered look. Streaks of lighter and darker blues are good. But for the first coat, it should be pretty light over all. Let dry (use a hairdryer to speed this up). Do this a second time to add more dimension.