Color the Bird Grey

Continuing my painting of Maverick, I needed him to be able to look at me, so I added pupils to his zombie-looking eyes. So much better, now he can tell me what to do next.

I brushed on three tones of grey to the arms, more blue on his jacket, and regal gold details. I learned a trick from Ace of Clay that painting a base color of black under metallic gold adds depth and age. Hands down my favorite gold paint is Deco Glorious Gold DA071. I bought my jar from Hobby Lobby about nine years ago and feel it’s the best shade of gold I’ve ever used.

While painting today, I enjoyed listening to Tim Ferris’s interview with Blake Mycoskie the founder of TOMs shoes. Great start-up story and how he learned his entrepreneur hutzpah from his Mom.