Original Plush: Burnt Bird

Burnt bird plush, side view

This week, I am excited to reveal my burnt bird plush! These were made in collaboration with my long time friend, Jackie. The other half of the collaboration can be found on her Instagram, jackiedrinkscoffee.

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Happy holidays!

I thought I’d share some mini canvas paintings I did for the holidays:

Nine gouache-acryl paintings depicting a simplified burnt bird, in various holiday-themed scenes.

Each canvas was painted with Turner acryl-gouache paint, which dries relatively quick compared to my regular acrylics. Lately I’ve been using this paint set more often for its “rose” colour – I find it easier to use to mix more vibrant purples and pinks.

This time around I was focusing on adding texture to background elements – as you can see, some turned out better than others. Overall, it was a nice speed paint session to get me motivated to make more art next year.

Here are the close-ups:

A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a hat and looking at a Christmas tree and is beside a blue and white present.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a sweater and is about to carve a ham.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a hat and is in the middle of a snowball fight.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a pair of earmuffs and looking through a window of a bakery shop. It is carrying two shopping bags.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a scarf and sliding down the hill in a toboggan.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a helmet and is playing hockey in an ice rink.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird roasting a sausage by the fireplace.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird in a mug of hot chocolate.
A gouache-acryl painting depicting a burnt bird on a tray of baked chocolate chip cookies, implying it was also in the oven.

Here are the sketch mock-ups:

Marker versions of the gouache-acryl paintings, which were used to plan out the pictures before painting.
Nine mini canvases with sketches of the painted scenes on them.