I went to Hobby Lobby to get a few supplies to try painting with acrylics. I have a thing for farm animals so my first painting attempt was a rooster. I documented it all with my camera phone so the photos are not the best.
First I drew the rooster onto my canvas.
I bought the easel for $8. It makes painting a lot easier.
I painted my background first and then I started in on the rooster.
The trick to painting is adding layers of color.
The layers help bring out the depth of the rooster.
I watched Parenthood on my Kindle while I painted. It was a great way to spend a snowy cold day. I will definitely try it again.