Since I have finished the ruddy duck painting, I thought I would continue on another watercolour bird I started some time ago...a blue bird! Its been a rather eventfully last week: started out with a family health scare and that I am happy to say that has ended happily (is that a word?). Painting has been a bit of a therapy this past week and has helped to relax and calm.
I think I am done this one... that... or I just need a break from it. My eyes keep going buggy on the water and I think I am going to 'tight' and not loose enough with it, losing what I was originally intending. Sometimes, I am learning, that it is better to stop at this point than to continue to fiddle with the painting.
Well, with that thought... on to the next painting!
I've been slowly plugging away at most of my unfinished paintings, though none are finished yet. Some are getting close! And by most, I mean the smaller unfinished paintings. I still have a number of larger oils on canvas that are waiting to be worked on.... the plan is that once these smaller one are then I can move to them.
Back to watercolours tonight, and working a little more on my little duck. I'm starting to shape the water and splashes around the duck and trying to add a little movement to the water. So far, so good.
Another work in progress that I've started. I find it easier to have several paintings on rotation to work on while the paint dries since I have a habit of dragging my arm through wet paint. A limited palette on this one: titanium-zinc white, naples yellow, and asphaltum.
I am working on a couple paintings at the same time right now... going back and forth between them as the paint dries. Tonight was some work on my robin painting that I started some time ago and specifically on the branch and berry. So far so good!