I fianlly, actually got inspired to paint again and this time by one of my own photographs too:
I did paint my favorite photograph (probably of all time) of my little Pigmy Nuthatch on Yupo paper:
( click the image and it will take you to my Etsy shop)
September last year. But I really wanted to paint one of my birds on watercolor paper, there is a difference for sure.
I loved this image of a little Song Sparrow I took the other morning down on the rio ‘Song Sparrow tangled in Pink’
The true painting will emerge when my studio guy does his magic and captures my painting in all it’s nuisances of color and hue.
This photo is from the first image after I started. I forget to capture the different stages that I create, sorry……
using Schmincke Titainium Gold Orche, Winsor Newton Madder Lake, Schmincke Manganese Violet here
also added W/N Sap Green, Schmincke Chrome Yellow Deep, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold
you can really see the misket here, it’s the dull brownish lines. I think this is one of the funnest parts of watercolour for me, is using misket. Sometimes I really start to like what’s happening as I paint around it and with it, so when I take it off, I have to re-see the piece with fresh eyes. But when I take it off it feels like Christmas to me. I really, really love that part.
It has felt so good to paint again. To have the time and the space and the freedom to take this time, to get back to my bliss.
Here’s a sneak-peek at what I’m working on next:
I hope your Easter Sunday was a fine one, ours was.
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always if you see anything you would enjoy hanging on your wall, just give me a shout, I can always invoice you. And don’t forget Mother’s Day is right around the corner…….
peace n abundance,