I had an inkling to pick up the oil paints after a long hiatus of not using them. The result is this work-in-progress that is making a good start to being done. I've blocked in the sky and the foreground... now to let it dry a little so I can add more details and blending. Oh man, have I missed the oils!
It sure feels good to be back at the easel, albeit not as much as I want but every little bit is more than I was, so no complaints. Mr. Chickadee is almost complete... just a little more on his wings and his little feet. Then... the rest of the lilies.
So... it might not look like much has been done since my last update of this painting, but lots has. Multiple layers have gone into the bottom (greens, reds, and purples) and the two lily leaves as I am trying my hand at not using convenience greens (though I have to admit, some has sneaked in).
Another note, perhaps this should be a lesson learned.... if you are going to scrub the colour off of aquabord, don't scrub too hard using a magic eraser.... it just rubs off the texture that allows the watercolour to stick. Thus, the bottom section of this painting is taking a little longer as it is as slippery as ice!!