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Toucan Painting

I have been doing a lot of water colour painting recently, so I decided for a change I would do a large acrylic painting. I had the idea to do some kind of tropical bird, I thought maybe a parrot or a flamingo, but whilst browsing images on Pinterest I spotted a photograph of a Toucan and thought I’d give it a go!

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I started by painting the background a vivid green colour and then proceeded to paint some large tropical leaves all over the canvas.

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I then roughly painted where I wanted my Toucan to be, his perch and some more layers of tropical type plants.

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I continued to add layers of details to the Toucan and the surrounding plants to build up a vivid depth of colour and to make the Toucan appear to be surrounded by a deep tropical forest.

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Once the Toucan was nearly finished I decided that I needed to add even more depth to the background and to make the plants in the foreground a brighter colour, so I added some purple tones, some shadows and some white highlights to the plants and background foliage.

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Finally I added some more details and vines to the branch. And here’s the finished painting! It took around 15 hours to paint.

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This painting is not for sale currently, but let me know if you’d like to see more painting like this and check out what artwork I have for sale currently HERE.

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