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Two paintings today!

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER: The first painting (on the left) is an interpretation of a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It’s on 140lb cold press watercolor paper, in Holbein watercolors, and I used Silver Black Velvet brushes. I’m not listing the colors because I used what was already on my palette and it had quite a few mixes and variations on it. 

BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN TANAGER: The painting on the right (above) is an exaggerated interpretation of this bird, so don’t look for perfect accuracy. 🙂  Of note, the same materials were used for both of these paintings. However, this picture (as shown below, middle) was started with watercolor pencils. I did not like the look or how difficult they were to blend once wet, so I ended up using watercolor paints over the pencils. The pencils were Coloré watercolor pencils, and believe I need to give them another chance; you know, to practice with them and try to get the hang of it. And finally…the picture below, (on the right) was my original finished painting but it seemed lacking so I added the tree branches (as seen in the picture at the top). 

Do you paint?

I’ve only been painting with watercolors since December 2017 and while I’ve found it challenging, I hope that I’ve made noticeable improvements. Duh, right?! I’ll keep painting regardless because it is relaxing and a creative outlet. 

What about you, do you paint or create art in any medium? Tell me what you’re working on, if you’re new to it, or that it’s a hobby (like mine). The point is, I’d love to hear from you too. 

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