I just started working on this 12x16 painting of a German kettle I found at an estate sale a few weeks ago. I love the blue in the kettle. Some of the background on the right is drying so it looks dull right now. On the left side I'm going to put in a birds nest with a very small blue egg. The question I want to ask is to anyone who has experience painting nests. I'm thinking of putting in a wash of dark values and then pulling out lines using the brush handle. Then coming back in with the brush to highlight some branches. There's a large nest shadow that comes out towards the kettle to fill up space. Any ideas on the nest strategy?
Oh my gosh, I see an alligator.