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HI I'm Jenny from I Heart Jenny's Art. I wanted to share this tutorial with everyone because I really think everyone can paint. So this is a really easy to follow tutorial with minimal free-hand work. Give it a try!

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
-Clock kit
- Balsa wood: 1 square (or round piece) ½” thick. And 1 long piece cut to length to fit just inside the canvas stretchers
- Scissors
- Large Brush (about 2" wide)
- Detail/thin line brush
- Small brushes
-Angle Brush (optional)

Paint Colors:
-Brown
-Dark Brown
-Orange
-Teal
-Light Blue
-Light Purple
-Skintone/light peach
-White
-Black
-Cream
 
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Step 1: Painting the Background

Picture of Painting the Background
Take your large brush and dip it a little bit of water. Then dip it lightly into the light blue paint.

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.
Very cute idea :)
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Love it! So cute. And awesome that you included an owl pattern to print out and use! Thank you so much!!