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I don’t normally post twice in a day, but as it’s St. Patrick’s Day I thought I’d post something Green in honor of it.
I painted this with Turner Artists Watercolor paints, on Canson 140 lb Cold Press Fine
Grain paper. I used my 12 round Mimik Kolinsky, #8 round Robert Simmons Sapphire, and #6 rd Winson & Newton Kolinsky Sable brushes, and Pigma Micron 03, 05, and 01 pens.
My reference image is one of my own which I made in the Spring of 2014. You can see the reference image here.
I hope you all have a great St. Paddy’s Day!
Panasonic Lumix FZ200| Lexar Professional Digital Film| Hand-held in natural light| PS CC 2015
More to come…
28 thoughts on “Violet-Green Swallow Pen & Wash”
Lovely, and Happy Green Day a little late! 🙂
Thank you Donna! Happy Belated St. Paddy’s Day to you too!
Thank you so much Cybele!
What a beautiful little bird!
Thank you so much Lynn! I had fun painting her.
Such a beautiful painting
🙂 Thank you! xx
So cute 🙂 . Your colours are great – so bright and fresh, yet gentle and earthy. I saw one of these birds once. It had a nest in a hole below the roof of a warehouse near a bakery I used to go to in Vancouver. I took a bunch of very fuzzy photos and it took me a really long time to id the bird, but when I did, I was super excited. Lifer! Your photographs and painting of the little swallow are beautiful.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Oh, I remember you mentioning that you painted a hermit thrush you were pleased with. Did you post it?
Thank you Myriam!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Love your green bird! :-)))
Thank you so much Jill! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you too!
Just before lunch #1 Grandson and I were looking through the photos on my phone and we looked at a watercolor abstract he painted early in the year and we both saw shapes we hadn’t seen before. I think you influenced my “sight”! 🙂
We saw a swordfish and a cat. He does pretty neat abstracts. But, I’m slightly bias in that opinion. 🙂 I’ll email you the image if you’d like to see it.
Yes, please! I’d love to see it! 😃
Happy Paddy’s Day!
Thank you! Same to you and the family!
Thank you so much Jodi!
You are really growing as an artist, Deborah! Beautiful job!
Thank you so much Laura! I hope I am, but honestly, I think sometimes it must be a fluke. I wonder if I can paint it again? Often I can’t. It takes a few more times of trying before I can recreate something close or better than what I did before. When it works I’m the most surprised, and pleased, but I have no confidence in myself yet with this medium.
From my experience this is totally normal. Keep it up; you’re doing great!!
I hope it is!😀💗 Thank you so much for you support and encouragement! I appreciate it very much.
Hey, right back atcha. It’s a journey. Trite but true. We’re all in this together lol.
Ps every time with watercolor is a new adventure. I think it’d be v hard to make the same painting twice. We all are going with the flow, quite literally!
Thank you so much Maralee!