August 20, 2008

Hello Sunshine

This little guy reminds me of a little ball of sunshine... surrounded by bright yellow autumn leaves. It sure feels like fall has arrived in Vancouver... with pouring rain and very cool weather. I am sure there is still summer ahead of us yet... but, for now, the weather is very fall-like.


chickadee watercolour painting
"Hello Sunshine"
2.5" x 3.5" watercolour
© 2008


Yellow is a challenging colour for me... especially to create life-like shadows. I tried mixing in some burnt sienna and a purple (Purpurite Genuine from Daniel Smith). I think I need to push these colours further and try perhaps a stronger purple. Experiments (and their results) will definitely be posted.

2 comments:

sgonzalez said...

I like the little bird paintings. They are lovely!

Beautiful art here. I'm glad I found this blog.

Madelaine said...

Thanks Sgonzalez.... Glad to have you visit.

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