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African Queen



Mixed Media 12X16 canvas with black
By Jocelyn Bichard

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African Queen

African Queen is Mixed Media. It measures 12X16 canvas with black.

African Queen is a mixed media painting on a 12 inch X 16 inch x half inch canvas. I started with an acrylic painting to which I added acrylic Pastel ground for texture. Sprinkled ground charcoal over the whole painting then pulled out color with a kneaded eraser. I fixed that stage with fixative spray then layered on Soft pastels and pastel pencil for the details followed by fixative again.

This was framed by Mario in a free hanging borderless black frame.

This is from my own photo reference taken at Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton N.B. I love the Regal attitude in these birds and their natural crown. I originally called it Crowning Glory but changed the name after it was framed. The bird is actually an African Crowned Crane.


Jocelyn T. Bichard is an internationally known Visual Artist who is based in New Brunswick, Canada. She paints mainly in Watercolor and Pastel.

She has painting since 1992 when she studied Watercolor under Ray Butler and Pastel with Richard Flynn. Jocelyn continues her art education with online courses and books to this day as you can always learn.

Recently, she is experimenting with other media and combining the two. Her exhibit on Masks showcased Watercolor with gold leaf.

When Jocelyn was a Registered Nurse, art started as a hobby. However, now she puts her all into her artistic endeavors.

She has had works for sale in the West Indies, as well as locally. Most importantly, she now has art works in several countries.

Jocelyn works in several genera’s including Florals, Still lives, Portraits, wildlife and landscapes. These can certainly be seen in her blog Beautyinmyworld.blogspot.com. Above all, her aim is to share the beauty she sees with others.  Meanwhile, she hopes to encourages people to look at the beauty in our world with new eyes!

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

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Dimensions 12 × 16 × 3 in


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