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Friday, December 12, 2008

A Bird of Different Sort: Watercolor Rooster


This is an older painting from several months ago that was never posted. He's actually the first bird of the sort that I've been doing lately. I was so pleased with him; it gave me the push to try the other birds.

He's a little larger than 5 x 7 and painted only with Quinacridone Gold, Indigo, and Quinacridone Red. The green in the tail is from the Quin. Gold and Indigo mixed - I love that color every time it appears!

His face is sharpened with a touch of Prismacolor colored pencil that looks like Tuscan Red and Goldenrod. I didn't write them down and don't remember now which ones they were.

I hope you like him - he was a first of a kind!

13 comments:

winna said...

I like him for he surely is an individual with definate elan....

Donn said...

Your "first of a kind" really turned out great! Very well done. Like the colors you chose too with the limited palette. Interesting background.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Well it's no wonder you continued... he is wonderful

peachtreeart said...

How lovely!

sharon said...

i collect roosters, and absolutely love this one! the colors are great..

leigh said...

This bird has great attitude and fabulous colors. He's great!

freebird said...

He's terrific! I love all the bright colors and the looseness of the painting. Way to go!

Ricardo Sérgio said...

Very good. You have a great sense of colours.

Carolyn said...

He's definitely "roostery". I can hear him crowing.

Rachel H said...

I love this style - I was trying to do something similar the other day but I can't pull it off like you can! Not fair... :(

:)

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful... so much movement and energy here,...Love your color choices! :)

Chris said...

Your birds are wonderful! I particularly like the expression you captured on the rooster's face. I also enjoyed your splashy style. Looking forward to stopping by again so to see more of your work.

Monette Satterfield said...

You're all so kind - and I really appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. This rooster is one of my favorites - both the subject and the colors.