Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Watercolour Wednesday {Birds} and Pink and Grey Interiors

Today in my art class at Art Est, we painted birds. Of course I had to try a chicken as we have four in our backyard (Bucket, Cloud, Layla and Dr Eggbert) and we love them; and their fresh eggs.

Not the best as I should have used more raw sienna to lighten the chickens feathers. 

Then a little quick study of some small birds. 
I've no idea what these birds are called
Finch? Sparrow?

I then tried a galah. I'm reasonably happy with this. 
First I used watercolour paper.


zoomed in


and then again but slightly different. The legs in a different position and I used watercolour paint on canvas which gives a completely different look. I still need to darken up the branch to balance the tones out.

I didn't think I would enjoy the subject today but it was quite lovely. Especially the pinky greys of the galah.  

I'm not really a pink girl myself but I do like pink when it's balanced out with grey. It's very popular in interior design also.



Not that I have any pink in my house. What do you think? Do you decorate with pink? What does your husband say?

Have a lovely day

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  1. I love your watercolor paintings… They are just beautiful!

  2. What beautiful bird paintings! You did a great job with them :)


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