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Etsy listing available in my shop

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Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/681400573/special-edition-wolf-mug-from-the

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/681400573/special-edition-wolf-mug-from-the

Guinea Pig Portrait

Piper the Guinea Pig Portrait A Guinea Pig Portrait in Coloured Pencil by Ellie Burdett Guinea Pig in Coloured Pencil By Ellie Burdett A very special and quite a long journey overseas was the happy result of this artwork……. This… Continue Reading →

Black Cat in Coloured Pencil

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Black Cat in Coloured Pencil George the Cat in Coloured Pencil By Ellie Burdett Well here we go – happy birthday Ellie – with a massive smile on my face because my wonderful husband has brought me a full set… Continue Reading →

Serenity Zebra Painting in Acrylic

Serenity Zebra Acrylic Painting “Serenity” Acrylic Zebra Painting with Damask Stripe and Butterflies by Ellie Burdett By Ellie Burdett “Serenity” Zebra Acrylic Painting with a Teal Damask Stripe and Butterflies.   A wonderful challenge this painting was to be, all I… Continue Reading →

Reflections Surreal Acrylic Painting

Reflections a Surreal Acrylic Painting “Reflections” A Surreal Acrylic Painting by Ellie Burdett By Ellie Burdett Reflections….to date one of my favourite paintings I have completed so far on my artistic journey.  From choosing and editing the original image to… Continue Reading →

Springer Spaniel in Acrylic

Painting a Springer Spaniel in Acrylic creating a custom pet portrait in light-fast acrylic paint on canvas By Ellie Burdett The goal this week is to paint a pet portrait in acrylic paint on canvas, not an easy task if… Continue Reading →

Dragon Painting in Acrylic

Dragon Painting in Acrylic Dragon Painting in Acrylic with a flame background Blog by Ellie Burdett An Artistic Journey Starting with a small canvas I painted it black…..I wanted to do flames for the first time with the airbrush……I had… Continue Reading →

Moonlight Unicorn in Acrylic

Moonlight Unicorn in Acrylic A dreamy painting in a combination of acrylic hand painting & airbrushing Blog by Ellie Burdett An Artistic Journey Introducing the second in this series of unicorn is the Moonlight Unicorn a variation from the Midnight… Continue Reading →

Otter Painting in Acrylic

Otter Painting in Acrylic an original artwork

Owl in Flight

Blog by Ellie Burdett

Owl in Flight - Acrylic Painting

www.ellieartwork.com I wasn’t sure where this picture was going when I started it.......always a risk; not to pre-plan, my only idea was clouds. So off I went and painted the sky with layers of pastel coloured paint that took my fancy in a diagonal fashion. Why diagonally - I’m not sure....maybe because I’m left handed. After drying I automatically went for the airbrush to layer in the clouds using a very wobbly and torn piece of paper that took my eye.

Method:

I studied the clouds for some time and realised the most obvious subject would be an owl in flight (of course....strange artistic mind). Using transfer paper I moved my sketch to the canvas and lightly painted the outline with unbleached titanium white. I then filled out the owl with more unbleached titanium white following the direction of the feathers and matching my paints strokes to the shapes of the feathers. I gradually added variations of colour for the feathers details using different shades of brown darker to lighter. Final feather highlights were then added in titanium white. A few washes with glazing medium further defined the colours and finished with a coat of medium gloss varnish.

Supplies list:

  • Liquitex Basics paint
  • Creatix spray paint
  • Neo Iwata airbrush
  • 40cm x 40cm square art in a canvas 280gsm
  • Liquitex heavy body unbleached titanium white

Artists note:

I actually thought this project would make a really good cushion so curiosity being what it is went on to order a print. Happy painting Ellie.

An original painting in acrylic

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