Mask

Today’s Illustration Friday topic is Mask and I had it all planned rather quickly, unlike last week’s topic, Contraption. This week, up until today, was a contraption or full of contraptions or whatever. Baby girl is all over the place and making her mama busy and tired, tired and busy! She is lucky she’s so cute.

Get it? A mask with a mask!
Get it? A mask with a mask!
Mask

Finch Bird Charm

What do you call a group of finches? Why, yes! A group of finches is called a charm and I think that’s really sweet. One of my good artist friends always had a couple of finches in a cage in his studio space. They have these rather unique chirps, sounds like wood creaking or something like that. They were cute little fellas and so a charm of finches sounds rather fitting.

A painting of a finch from my imagination.
A painting of a finch from my imagination.

This time, I painted with acrylics. Painting with them makes it much easier to work on a larger scale because the drying time is greatly reduced. I love painting with oils, but they do get muddy and take a while longer to dry. Each has their own positives and negatives but I believe oils have the advantage. They are sumptuous and romantic. Acrylics are immediate and fun. They are the cheap date of paints!

Finch Bird Charm