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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Egret Beach Bird Painting

Great White Egret
 
What a majestic, elegant bird this Great White Egret is! This huge shore bird is a dazzling sight with its magnificent white feathers and large wingspan. I love watching it hunt. The Great White Egret stands immobile or slowly wades through the wetlands waiting for the perfect moment. Suddenly, it strikes with its yellow bill a deadly jab impaling a fish.
 
This art print of my original watercolor painting is perfect for your seashore home d├ęcor or as a wonderful gift for the nature lover in your life!
 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

White Pelicans Ocean Birds Painting

 
I can watch these amusing shore birds for hours! Their huge orange bills and beautiful white feathers glisten in the sunlight as they bob up and down on clear, blue shimmering waves. Sometimes, these pelicans form in masses looking like a large flotilla of ships! What a wonderful addition to a bright airy home with a beach theme.
 
For the shadows on this painting, I allowed the different colors I used (brown madder, verditer blue, quinacridone gold,and mineral violet to mingle. This entails using each watercolor paint separately, cleaning the brush between colors, and letting the next color just touch, then mingle with it. It gives a wonderful, not a boring gray tone, effect for the shadows!
 
Linked to Watercolors by Barbara Etsy Shop, Watercolors By Barbara Website, Fine Art America, Alphabe-Thursday, Fall into Fall, and Pink Saturday