Bird Collage, Acrylic Painting

Here is a painting I created from a collection of my photos. It features a Great Egret, Blue Heron, 2 Wild Turkeys and Viceroy Butterflies. The photos I based this painting on were taken in September 2019.
Here is the sketch I started from. I originally wanted to do something with lettering and just as a practice piece for myself. So I put the date that I saw these creatures.

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Bird Collage Drawing

 

This version of the painting was taken at 4.5 hours into the painting process. I covered over my lettering and decided to just go with images.

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Animal Collage, Version 1

 

Here is the second version of the painting, you can see I added more texture to the Wild Turkeys and worked on the rock as well as the reflective water behind the Blue Heron.

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Animal Collage, Version 2

 

In this version of the painting, you can see that I worked on the Viceroy Butterflies and Asters, as well as the Egret and Wild Turkeys. This was taken 11 hours into the painting process.

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Animal Collage, Version 3

 

Here is the final version of the painting, This painting took a total of 14 hours. You can see I added more dark colours behind the rock as well as Green Gold  and Sap Green to the water near the Heron. Overall I am very satisfied with this painting, and think that it turned out well.

Bird Collage Final

Bird Collage, Acrylic Painting, Final

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