The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sir Roost

Medium: watercolors (9x12)
(it makes me so sad when I see that the scanner puts a large shadow along the top half - darn)

Got to paint my first rooster in my first class in watercolors this past week. Was totally new and exciting. Although, it's being proven to me more and more that I am very much a self-taught person. I so tired of waiting (or annoyed when I'm left behind)... guess that being home schooled has put upon myself to teach myself, and to not be afraid of researching. =P (it was fun to use wax as saving the paper. Very neat-o affect for the tail feathers I think -almost a dry brush affect look...-)

Joining Paint Party Friday! So excited to see everyone else' creations!

Blessings on you

20 comments:

Netty said...

wow love your fabulous rooster. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Doesn't he looks proud and gorgeous! :) Love it!

Susan said...

He is beautiful!

La Abela said...

The rooster is very nice, proud of its colors. Saludos

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

elegant rooster painting ~ very well done ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

WrightStuff said...

He's a very proud looking rooster.

The shadown on the scan might be caused by the paper not quite being flat enough. Try pushing the lid down hard.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fab picture! Kim

wednesday said...

I love your painting style, that bear is amazing.

Debbie said...

You have such rich, beautiful colors in your rooster. Very nice!

kristin maynes said...

Wow! That is really beautiful!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful rooster painting!
The tail with its blues and wax resist is my favorite part, too!
I am your newest blog follower also!! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Rosie Kaplan said...

Very splendid rooster

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that is a really excellent rooster! well done! happy PPF and thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Giggles said...

Really good job! Have you tried taking a photo and posting instead? You may prefer that!!

Hugs Giggles

pauline said...

Fantastic work. I just visited a few more of your posts - beautiful... glad i found you (via PPF) I'm your new follower. :-) xoxo

Anne said...

Wow, that's a wonderful rooster, great job!

Belinda Carson said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

Lynn said...

Wonderfully well done! Bravo!

Heather said...

I love your rooster!

Gloria said...

Really nice watercolor. i also love his tail. the shadow across doesn't detract from the painting at all. i thought it was supposed to be there!