Patreon – Western Scrub Jay

Acrylic / Mixed Media Lesson

I’m on a roll finding old footage lately! I never put things in the folders I should, so the stuff on my old external hard drives are organized sort of like the junk drawer in the kitchen. I keep looking for a different video I want to add voiceover to and finding other stuff instead. Either way it’s a win for you guys because I had NO idea this footage still existed! 😀

This one is painted in acrylics against an airbrushed background. The sheet music was printed on acid free paper then glued to the Fredrix Nature Core Mixed Media Paint Board with modge podge and sealed along the edge with a texture medium from Liquitex.

Color Matching w/ Photoshop

Color Matching with apps

Free photoshop alternative

If you have trouble watching this video you have two options while we are looking into solutions. 

The first option is to force the video quality. The following is what Vimeo has said about this problem:

“If they are indeed using iOS 11, unfortunately, it appears that this issue is deriving from Apple’s software. Thus there’s nothing we can do to resolve the problem from our side of things. We have reported this bug to Apple’s engineering team and we hope to have a resolution soon. As soon as we receive an update, we’ll be sure to send it along.”

If that doesn’t work for you, just fill out your name and email address in the form below and I will send you another link 🙂

Patreon - I need another link for the Western Scrub Jay

Copyright Info

I am always happy to have you copy my work for your own practice. Be aware of what reference photo I used, sometimes you will need to purchase the photo from the photographer to use even for practice. I will let you know when that is the case. As a general rule, you can not copy my work and make prints/sell that work. I retain copyright of the work I complete.

If you follow one of my lessons, you are more than welcome to post your work on social media to share what you’ve done, as long as you include in your post that you followed one of my lessons.

You can always use my techniques in your own designs and reference photos!

Reference photo

I do not have permission to share the reference photo for this painting. You can use my techniques on your own reference photos though. There are TONS of birds over at