Viviva Colorsheets provides a basic blue, akin to Ultramarine blue here with their Persian Blue. Another strong, transparent color, this blue fills the gap where a cooler blue is needed. What a fun way to get to paint the Hyacinth Macaw from our local Issaquah Zoo. Their plumage is a clear bright, cobalt blue with gray undersides and the strong yellow markings of their bare skin around the eyes is striking against the Persian Blue I used here. Their 45 inch wingspan and 3 foot long body make for an impressive presence of blueness.
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“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.