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Shiny Cormorant: Acrylic Painting

cormorant painting in acrylic by Michigan artist Yeshuas Child
Cormorant on the River Acrylic, 11 X 14 inches

I had fun painting this cormorant; after I created his body using a mix of ultramarine and umber to create a rich black, I used gold paint mixed with sienna and blue to create the shiny feathers on his back. I also used some opalescent paint in the water for a bit of extra shine.

This is a very typical pose for cormorants on the lake and rivers nearby; he is drying off after diving in for a meal.

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