Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
A Scarlet Tanager sketched and colored (again, using just Caran d'Arche crayons) in my Strathmore sketcbook before drawing and painting on watercolor paper.
He's got a little winged critter in his mouth - could be a bee?
This is on a fourth sheet as I'm running out of full sheets of watercolor paper.
(I did place an order so should have some full sheets coming soon.)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
A little toucanette from Costa Rica, also begun with sketching and color in my Strathmore sketchbook before drawing and putting paint to Arches 140# cold press paper.
A little more color in the background of this one as a starting point.
Thought this was going to look stiff, too, so I went in with a scrubber brush and softened the edges before painting the bird.
I think this will look better once the bird gets his colors in.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
Adding a little color to the Motmot painting...
And a little bit more...
Finished, but looking a bit stiff. I think I'd do better by not doing the background as a whole and then painting the birds but bleeding and blending as I go along, leaving some white spaces in the background.
I may try this one again. But I'm running out of paper - need to place an art supply order!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
After a short break and some quiet time - I also did some painting. Back now and have some things to share. Hope you like them.
Before painting, I did a sketch in my Strathmore sketchbook, then added color with Caran d'Ache watersoluble crayons to get me primed for the drawing and painting on watercolor paper (Arches 140# cold press).
Here's the initial sketch and color of the Turquoise Crested Motmot (from Costa Rica).
And here's the painting, starting with the drawing on Arches 140# cold press paper (half sheet), the laying in the background using Daniel Smith Shadow Violet (one of my favorite background pigments).