Another layer of zinc white over the shadow work in the wings, Â dropping the dark areas back into the white and giving a softer quality to the surface of the feathers.
I put the stream of water between the bottles in, which was tricky, because I wanted to get this umbilical twisting to the fluid as it pours impossibly from one bottle to the other. I’m pretty satisfied with the result. While I was at it with the white I scraped some highlights into the jacket, which had been pretty flat. I’ll put a glaze of iron oxide – burnt sienna – over it when it has dried, which will bring it back to the orange / brown I love.Â