Scarlet Macaw

We had these in flocks in the trees around our house in Costa Rica. Lots of noise to go with all that Fantastic Color. I took 2 days working on this – wanting to be quite realistic, tho I can't totally get away from all the impressionist influences.

One layer was used to digitally paint the bird. I then painted the flower on a second layer. On the third layer, I generated a gradient Bkg to really punch the colors on the bird. Appx 8×10 at 400 ppi.

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When I was 13, I was given a paint-by-number for xmas. This was a new thing, and I found I liked painting - but the numbered "squares" were too tedious. I turned it over, painted a scene I was looking at, and have painted ever since. I studied in Europe as well as Hawaii, New Mexico, & California. For many years, I had my own Graphic Art business, where I did everything from designing & lay-out to Art Directing publications & newspapers. I moved to Houston in the early 90's to "Semi-retire". Well, that didn't work out at first, and I found myself doing Murals and Commissioned paintings in high-end homes for several years. Now I really am retired, and paint just what I like (Except for commissions, which I still like to do). Among those who have collected my work: L.A. Times Corp., Beverly Hills Post Group,Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Robert S. Woods, Bank of America, Calif., Northgate Forest CC,Houston, The Gulbergs, Houston, Dr.Robt.Bell, Houston, My Web Site - http://SkylarArt.com .  E_M add is SkylarArt@msn.com , or,SkylarArt@att.net , or  lskylar10@att.net

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