I left you poised to start laying in the basic colours for Paisley Rabbit and the flycatcher birds. Below you can see that stage completed. I tend to take these photos at the end of a day's painting, not stage-by-stage, so in this shot you can also see I have started to define the creeping ivy.
|White spaces filled in and looking vaguely like animals.
|Mask off - may the true painting identify itself.
|Sloshing lots of paint with a big brush.
|Leaves become more defined.
|Darker branches to create a separation between foreground and background
You can also spot all the little bits of pastel cerulean blue gouache and yellow ochre I used to further define the leaves and create a little bit of cool reflected light in the shaded areas.
|Paisley Rabbit Book Cover
Watercolour and Gouache
42 x 55cm