Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Yellow Hibiscus Flower Art Print of Original Watercolor Painting

This tropical flower is absolutely stunning! I love painting all of the wonderful crinkles, textures, neat structures, and shadows of this hibiscus!
For this painting I used the technique called "mingling." To paint the shadows, I used one color after the other, but rinsed the brush before using the next color. This way, I let the new color just touch the preceding one, allowing the color to mingle in lovely and unexpected ways. That's part of the fun of watercolors!
Check out this unique technique for painting the shadows and tell me what you think!
Linked to Watercolors by Barbara Etsy Shop, Watercolors By Barbara Website, Fine Art America, Blue Monday, Alphabe-Thursday, Fall into Fall, and Pink Saturday   

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brown Pelican Seashore Bird Wildlife Painting

I just love watching this fabulous bird! It gracefully glides over the water, dives to catch a fish, then perches contentedly to digest its meal.
What a challenge to paint it, too! This time, I wanted to make the plumage realistic, but not show each feather. The light is important, showing the shadows without hiding the details is a bit tricky!
I hope that you enjoy this portrait of the Brown Pelican and will find the perfect spot in your home for it! Isn't he majestic?!