Friday, April 7, 2017

The Gathering of Birds

I love birds. When it's warmer outside I love to sit with a cup of tea Sunday mornings and listen to all the birds.  Stencils with birds I gravitate to all the time.

For this Yupo painting I used a new stencil from The Crafters Workshop called Bird Gathering

The Crafter's Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

I used heavy weight Yupo this time and I love it. I used TCW modeling paste on it with lots of paints.  Here is what it looked like before I changed it completely. 

I love the way the birds seem to disappear into the background but my hands and heart were going for something else.

So I added more birds and paint and changed the feel of the painting.  Here is the bird from the picture above.

I added more texture to the background which made it look like swirls of wind or something like that. I also started to like the light shade and added more white. 

Here's the final piece.

I can't wait to get this one framed.
Although I want to start selling my art I keep falling in love with it.
Do you have that problem too?

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh Karenliz, how this painting takes flight. It's purely delightful, and gives a feeling of effortlessness. I LOVE it. xo

  2. Beautiful Karenliz!
    Love how you brought the birds up out of the darkness to the bright,blue sky! xo
    ps...and yes, you do have a problem-heehee don't we all!

  3. they look like they are floating on an updraft! Super cool and I enjoy seeing the change from earlier to final!!