I started off with the ambitious proposal to myself of 3 paintings today. I did 2. One was not worthy of posting, the other I am happy with. Maybe tomorrow I will get 3 that work well. I am fearful that in order to keep up with this challenge I will have to stockpile!
This piece is resourced from my Animals: 1419 Copyright-free illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects etc as well as images that I found on google. It is a cross between an American and European Avocet (which may be the same, I don’t know). Regardless, I think that they are elegant!
Medium is watercolor ground with salt and graphite over top.
6 thoughts on “Challenge Day 2!”
Looks good 🙂
It’s really beautiful and they are looking like part of a series. I love that you do the graphite overtop vs underneath. Thanks for sharing more beauty with us!
thanks! I just noticed I am using a fair amount of yellow! But, maybe that is okay 🙂
It definitely is!
I like it, especially the eye and the feet. Of course I know nothing about procedure, style, art! Just know when i like something. More to come!
believe it or not, I kind of struggled with the eye…it was getting to be a very serious looking bird!