Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

w16-9-8-ro-jantzen-carousel-eagle-061-sqThe all-American Eagle Horse!

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set.
(Below are links to others previously posted.)

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Holbein’s Quinacridone Gold made for a creamy golden reverse Palomino-ish horse!

The layers, above.

The Bald Eagle was a bit tricky, and I did something I rarely do to solve the problem.
First, I wanted to be sure that as I created sky washes and brown feathers, none of the bald eagle white head was compromised, so I used an unusual amount of masking fluid.

As I built up the wings, the brown became muddy.  I was happy with graphite in the underside of the wing, but the brown did not look right.  I removed paint with a brush, lifting color in small strokes until I had the relief I wanted in the feathers.  Masking was removed.  I used De Atramentis Document brown ink to color the head contours.

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These images are donated to
raise money for Restore Oregon
at the Restoration Celebration, November 11th, 2016.

Previous Building Images Completed:  Upper Sandy Guard StationWong Laundry Building; Uppertown Net LoftRivoli Theater;  Fort RockJantzen Beach Carousel 1 Chinese Water Serpent; Jantzen Beach Carousel 2, Grapes; Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral; Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing.

Cold Press watercolor paper, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Lamy Al-Star and Pilot Parallel pen with De Atramentis Document black ink
and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Fineline Masking;
Sennelier, Holbein, M.Graham, and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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10 Responses to Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

  1. loisajay says:

    Question for you, Kate: what is Masking Fluid? and How do you remove it? Thanks so much for all your information–it is such a tremendous help to me.

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  2. Another great painting! I am enjoying seeing what you are doing with this series.

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