Sharlena Wood
Project

Owl - Wild & Abstract Colour!

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. See lesson 6 part 3 'Wild with a touch of illusion!' The colours I used in the acrylic wash are my favourite colourful combination of transparent pigments - you can't go wrong with this palette! Here is the list of colour names I used from Tri-Art's Finest Quality Liquid Acrylics (Professional) line :: Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Indian Yellow, Transparent Permanent Orange and Green Gold. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? Being brave and letting go - exploring a unique, colourful expression! I love colour, but it's always a challenge for me so I'm always trying to conquer it :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try it :) If it fails, that's OK. Experimenting is truly one of the best ways to learn, to accept, to move on, to let go, to be pleasantly surprised, and to discover what works for you and what doesn't.

You Can Make This

Sharlena Wood made Owl - Wild & Abstract Colour! with:

Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media

Online Class

Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media

with Sharlena Wood

  • Acrylic Paint

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. See lesson 6 part 3 'Wild with a touch of illusion!' The colours I used in the acrylic wash are my favourite colourful combination of transparent pigments - you can't go wrong with this palette! Here is the list of colour names I used from Tri-Art's Finest Quality Liquid Acrylics (Professional) line :: Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Indian Yellow, Transparent Permanent Orange and Green Gold. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? Being brave and letting go - exploring a unique, colourful expression! I love colour, but it's always a challenge for me so I'm always trying to conquer it :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try it :) If it fails, that's OK. Experimenting is truly one of the best ways to learn, to accept, to move on, to let go, to be pleasantly surprised, and to discover what works for you and what doesn't.

Q&A with Sharlena Wood

Rheni Tauchid asked:
This is SO lively and electric. Fabulous colour combos and quirky detailing make for a very dynamic piece. Love it. :)
Sharlena Wood answered:
thank you! I am so delighted it worked out, as it was an experiment :)
Alicookie asked:
This is what made me purchase the course. I like 'realism' but this is SO my style. Can't wait to start!
Sharlena Wood answered:
*biggest smile!* :D You just made my day! This dreamy + realism style so speaks to my heart too. I hope you enjoy the class!
SharCartist asked:
I just love the use of color in this owl! It is what drew me to your class. But I am wondering if you have the owl photo for transferring. I can't find it in supplies or materials. I took a wolf photo from the internet, but I absolutely love this owl pose!
Sharlena Wood answered:
of course! you are welcome to use this beautiful photo to reference: www.flickr.com/photos/mattknoth/2936638609
rusjaibek11572644 asked:
First time user and I purchased this class for the colourful owl that is not shown in the lessons paid for. Very disappointing as I was not that interested in the wolf.
Sharlena Wood answered:
I completely understand. I'll let the Craftsy team know, as they do have a guarantee policy. Sorry to disappoint :(
rusjaibek11572644 asked:
Hi Sharlena, Thank you for replying to me. Its very confusing. The owl was on the picture of the purchase but when you start the class it is not in there. Will they just swap it for the correct one? I will be away on holidays soon and I was hoping I would receive it by Mon 11 Aug before I go.
Sharlena Wood answered:
The Owl is lesson 5, 6 and 7 - you could skip through the feather and wolf and go right to the Owl if you like. The Owl project starts off inspired by the colours in nature, and then there is a variation using abstract colours (this owl) in lesson 6 part 3 - Wild with a touch of illusion. It is there, but yes we do a wolf and a feather project as well so that the technique can be shown applied to as much variety as possible in the time we have. I want very much for you to be happy - please let me know if I can be of any further help!