Monday, June 25, 2012

Playing with Blue and Gray

Can you think of a better subject to practice blue and gray watercolor mixes?

Then, what shape is the heron's eye? And look at all the tones of orange in it's beak....

What may seem a bland colored waterbird from afar really is made up of such a plethora of subtle shades and tones. Oh so fun to kick back and explore with paint :)

6 comments:

  1. Great page! I like seeing the planning parts along with the finished sketch.

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I, too, love seeing how other artists arrive at their color choices :)

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  2. Love your heron sketch and the colors. I have been watching them on Cornell University bird site, from hatching to fledging, such fun.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pamela! Oh, I wish I had the time to check out that web cam... so much fun to see the heron's grow and fledge.

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  3. Dear Pam,
    Oh, very lovely watercolour paintings and nice drawings are flourish in your blog! Your work tells how warm hearted you areʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!! Please keep up your wonderful work and share joy with visitors. Thank you so much for your visit of my blog.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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    1. Sadami, wow, thanks so for stopping by and for your kind words! I will be returning to your site many times. Love how you capture the human factor :) I was laughing with delight many times on how you nailed expressions. Please, you keep going... No wonder Rhonda was so upset that your blog went missing! Truly wonderful, Sadami!

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