The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 40 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
Panel Size: 12 x 16 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
Painting surface used in this lesson: Exhibition Panel
Cadmium Yellow Medium
As soon as I saw this photo I wanted to paint it! I've always liked the shallow depth of field you can get with a photograph. The depth it creates really gives the subject 'punch' and the fast shutter speed freezes the subject in mid air allowing us to see each detail in the feathers and water droplets. It was a fun lesson to paint and even though it's more suited to an intermediate student, I encourage everyone to give it a go.