Ink, Watercolor, Oil, & Acrylic

Scottish Coo

coo 1 web

coo 2 web

coo room web

Today’s post was a mural commission I finished over Christmas break.  The owner has a spare bedroom where grandkids sometimes stay overnight, and she wanted a mural as the headboard for their bed.  The room’s theme is children’s books, with photos of England and Scotland on the walls.  So, the mural is a whimsical illustration of Scottish hills, heather, and “coos” (Scottish cows).  While this isn’t watercolor, I did use acrylic glazing techniques in the background hills.  Glazing is a technique of “thinning” acrylics with acrylic medium, creating a thin, translucent wash of color.  It’s as close to watercolor as I can get with acrylic, and I enjoy building the translucent layers!  My favorite part of the mural is definitely the coos with their dark chocolate eyes and shaggy bangs.

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One response

  1. amy

    I love it, Mollie! such talent!

    January 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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