Friday, April 02, 2010

Bird's Nest watercolor painting

Bird's Nest and eggs watercolor paintingThis nest with beautiful blue eggs was being tended by a catbird in my wild rugosa rose bushes.

Some of you who are very observant will notice that for the eggs, I had to add a turquoise blue to my primary palette. Without it, that gorgeous blue color could not have been acheived. So this one is done with four colors rather than three. One red, one yellow and two blues.
  • The original has been sold, but check for more of my art in my Etsy shop, JanetZeh.Etsy.com. Thanks and have a beautiful day!

4 comments:

Maree said...

Clever strategy Janet! It pays to break the rules sometimes!

Janet Zeh said...

Maree, I know what you mean! It's so much fun to use this limited palette and I love it, but if it is too limiting, then it might need a little help. :)

NetRaptor said...

Oh, good choice on the turquoise for the eggs. They're very vibrant and really pop out. Sometimes you just have to cheat and use another color when your primaries just won't do. :-)

Janet Zeh said...

So right! Anyway, I love that color...