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Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Finch


Just a snippet of a 6x8 I did solely for me the other day. I'm trying to experiment with painting lifelike water, but still have some things to figure out. ;)

Watercolors, blue ink, and white gouache on watercolor paper


10 comments:

caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Beautiful work. I've never tried water, but it looks very tricky. (I think you could also use a deeper shadow on the palm of the hand, but it depends on the light.) That bird looks so happy! He's just perfect. Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful! Valerie

Giggles said...

Such a sweet painting... Love how it turned out!

Hugs Giggles

sheila 77 said...

It looks great to me. The bird is so sweet and happy and you have painted the hand marvellously well.

Saskia said...

Beautiful work, so sweet!

Saskia

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful!

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Antonia said...

Hehe, this little fellow looks so happy. Well done!

Clare Willcocks said...

Such a cute little finch! I think you've done a really good job on the water, the white paint gives it a nice texture.

Miss Marple said...

Sooo pretty! Happy PPF - Irma

Gloria J Zucaro said...

a wonderful sweet drawing! I like your water, too.