Sunday, July 31, 2011
Carolina Wren Nesting Watercolor Painting Demonstration
Here's how I did this painting - you can click any of the images to see them larger:
Once the drawing is on watercolor paper, I wash in a background of blue for the sky. While the paint is still wet, I add pinks and greens right into the blue. They blend into the blue to create soft edges. This makes them out of focus, appearing to be in the distance. Then I start on the foreground blossoms.
I used a yellow and two shades of blue to make the greens. This makes a more interesting wash than using green paint.
I mixed the brown and black colors from red, yellow and blue.
Finished! Little Miss Wren is busily bringing materials to build her nest. Soon there will be tiny eggs, and after that, hungry babies to feed.
Thanks for stopping by to see the painting and my process. Hope you enjoyed the demo!
More of my bird art can be found in my Etsy shop: Zehland.Etsy.com
Posted by Janet Zeh