Friday, February 22, 2013

The Bluebird: God Inspired

13 7/8" x 11 1/8" - watercolor
The bluebirds have been a delight at our feeders this winter. I was able to capture this male waiting to indulge. I loved working on this scene. It takes a little figuring out to have both a foreground and a background show in a 2-dimensional "contrast". I achieved that by putting the bg "wet on wet".  But first I blocked out the bird and the foreground branches. When the wet on wet was totally dry, I removed the mask-it and painted the details of the resting bluebird and the branches. I love this result.

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