Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hummer: A Step Forward

I don't post most of my larger, more realized paintings. Most of these are watercolors. I like the unpredictability of the water and the beauty of the transparency that watercolor can achieve. I find that I get two layers of paint (unless I am following and using the extraordinary patience and thin veils of color that Susan Harrison-Tustain uses (see her beautiful work and follow her fabulous tips here) before I start making my paper "scratchy" looking. I love to paint birds and have been working to "loosen up" . Here is today's little watercolor: lots of water and only an i phone image so not the best lighting . Never-the-less, it feels like a step forward.....
Happy Thanksgiving from my backyard to yours!