Malachite Kingfisher painting starting to take shape....

I started on this painting a few days back, as I am painting in normal oil paint, I have to wait a few days to let the layers dry and move to the next stage. Last Year arround February I had previously drawn the same picture on normal paper with coloring pencils, for some reason I think that this excellent photograph by Willem Kruger deserves to be portrayed on canvas in oil.....so off to work I went.

This photo shows the painting in progress against the refernce photo

This photo shows the painting in progress against the refernce photo

There is still alot of work on this painting, and as the next photo shows progress can be slow...

Below the same picture drawn on paper using generic coloring pencils completed last year....

Competed in February 2014 using coloring pencils on drawing paper, refernce photo by Willem Kruger.

Competed in February 2014 using coloring pencils on drawing paper, refernce photo by Willem Kruger.