Be Happy!

Be Happy! Acrylics on watercolour paper. Ulla Hennig December 2013

I just wanted to try something different with my acrylics. I had noticed from some other painting I am working on that the PITT Artist Brush Pen works quite nicely with the acrylic paints, so I felt like doing something more graphic design like.

I used watercolour paper and did the underpainting with a tiny speck of blue and a bigger amount of white. Then I drew the shape of the bird (without its legs) and the blossoms with a pencil. When I began to apply lemon yellow I noticed that I had to add some white in order to make the paint opaque, and you can still see the light blue shining through on some spots of the bird. I am not quite sure whether that is because of the low quality of the acrylics I bought or whether that is the case with every lemon yellow you buy.

In the end I added the feet of the bird, the stems and leaves of the flowers and did the outlines with the Artist Brush Pen.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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