This is a great, very small, painting of the head of a bald eagle. In this first episode, Jerry shows how to prepare the canvas for a bird painting. Then proceeds to show the proper mottling techniques to create the proper background for the eagle’s head. Then shows examples of other miniature bird and animal paintings.
In this episode, Jerry shows how to sketch in the Eagle’s head using a white Conte Pastel Pencil. Then proceeds to show how to under-paint the head, beak, eye, and shoulder with the proper under-painting tones. Also Jerry gives a great description of how to use the correct brushes and techniques for blocking in feathers.
In this episode, Jerry shows how to put final details and high lights on the eagle’s beak, eye, head and shoulder. He shows the proper use of brushes and consistency of paint to achieve the layering effect on the feathers and adding a few tree limbs. In the second half of this episode, Jerry begins a new acrylic painting called “Broken Pots 2”. (Some old discarded Indian pots in the snow.) Again, properly preparing the 5×8 horizontal canvas and showing how to paint in the background using the Hake Brush.
In this episode, Jerry shows how to sketch in the pots using proper composition techniques to create good eye flow. Then he shows how to under-paint each pot with the appropriate colors using specific brushes and blending techniques to achieve roundness to each pot.
In this final episode, Jerry shows how to paint the final highlights on each pot. Then, shows how to use small brushes to apply the design to each pot. Now he shows how to under-paint the shadowed part of the snow on and around the pots. Then he applies the highlights on the snow and then with the Script Brush paints in the tall weeds. Then, he adds a few final highlights and details throughout the painting.