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Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Birds! Watercolor Paintings Cardinals and Oriole


"Red"
5x7
Original Watercolor
For Sale: Etsy

I just finished another set of birds with a pair of cardinals and an oriole. They are all posted on Etsy if you want to see "Red" and his mate "Little Red" as well as "Notorious" a northern oriole.

I had the idea to make a mini demo of one of them to share how I paint them. You know, scanning it at various stages of WIP and explaining what I was doing. Of course, the one that I chose to document, a male ruby throated hummingbird, is the one that just did not turn out well! Funny how things go that way. I’ll try again next time.

If you've got a favorite bird you'd like to see or any thoughts on these, let me know. I'd love to hear from you!

4 comments:

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful! The loose, soft colored background makes a nice contrast with the bright, proud bird!

Ann said...

Another lovely bird painting! Will you be doing prints of these also? They would make a great set of note cards.

Monette Satterfield said...

Thanks for the lovely comments.

I try to keep the background loose for the effect. It's much more difficult than it sounds!

I would love to check into cards and such but don't quite know where to start. I would appreciate any help someone may have there.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Oh, my, THAT'S a pretty fellow...