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My name is Lavender George and I love to make things. I have been painting, creating and crafting since a small child, firstly from sheer pleasure, and when my children were small, and money was tight, from necessity. Now I hope to make art my main source of income and keep the sewing, crochet and knitting for fun.
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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sparrows & Holly Bush - The finished painting

After my background wash had dried, I re-pencilled in some more background branches and holly leaves and then added another darker wash between these new branches:

and then finally, after all the washes were completely dry, I gently rubbed out any pencil lines still showing using a soft maleable eraser, and added the final touches: some raw sienna touches to the foremost branches, some darker green detail lines in the holly leaves, both the forward ones and the smaller darker ones in the background. I painted in some berries in red, and finally added a little touch of well watered cobalt blue shading to the sparrows and branches behind the sparrows.
And now I have finished, I will put the painting away for a few days to a week before taking a final look to see if I have missed anything or want to change anything and then it will be ready for sale.

I hope you have enjoyed watching the progress of this painting.

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