“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Golden Fluid Acrylic on Ampersand Clay Board
This was a fun little painting to do. In the reference photo, the birds were on a man, picking at his shirt. I made up this little fantasy setting. Here is how it all started…
I painted the panel with black gesso, then when dry, I drew my lines in with watercolor pencil. I then painted in a base coat and after it dried, I wiped off the pencil lines with a damp rag. There are a bizzilion layers of acrylic on the finished painting. I say finished, but seeing it here in the monitor, I can see where I may need a few more layers. It’s amazing what a scanner picks up that I don’t see with the naked eye. 🙂
Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher who is considered one of the most influential thinkers in history, wrote a number of books about science, poetry, and ethics. He was born in 384 B.C. in Macedonia. He studied with Plato in Athens and later tutored Alexander the Great. His death in 322 B.C. was rumored to be caused by hemlock poisoning.