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A Feathery Focus: Painting A Bald Eagle Portrait

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Step 9: A Quick Background

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It’s time to work on the background! Mix Cobalt Blue Hue, Neutral Tint, and Viridian for a dark blue that will help contrast with the white highlights on the eagle’s head and wing. This will make the eagle stand out more.

When painting, use the large no. 20 round mop brush and the “wet-on-dry” method here to quickly fill in the background. It’s okay to pull the paint into parts of the eagle and overlap some of its edges, as this will help tie the whole piece together.