Process: English Birdie House

W14 House Bird 3I finished up Jeannette House’s sweet bird.  Realism is not my thang, but practicing watercolors in this way makes me learn the mixing and the wet/dry work of watercolor.  I am still very frustrated by it — colors too dark, too light, too wet, edge lines from puddles, a brush mark doesn’t hold.  The zen of it is to go with the flow of the too puddly and then work with that effect, which is what I will do tomorrow.  But first, I finished English Birdie up in the style Jeanette was requesting, above.  Not too bad.  Also, I was able to integrate some of Daniel Smith’s Primatek colors: Lapis, Kyanite, and Hematite.



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3 Responses to Process: English Birdie House

  1. nenamatahari says:

    I think it’s lovely. I like how you rendered the feathers.


  2. susanissima says:

    Love the chest and branch. Cool colors.


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