After a whole lot of pencil and wash work, it was time to plunge into color for this bird. This was not the easiest subject because eagles tend to look so mad all the time; they're not your cute little bluebird or cardinal pictures. But who can resist their beautiful, majestic, full white heads of glorious feathers?
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I'm addicted to checking in on the Decorah eagles! This is a live stream webcam of a pair of eagles in their nest that are now diligently taking care of three eggs. It's a facinating live study of these magnificent, caring, watchful birds. I need to donate a piece to an upcoming Audubon fundraiser and thought they might make a good subject.
Friday, February 10, 2012
It was time to bring some flowers indoors, so I stopped by our village florist and picked out a few beautiful irises to paint with.
cad yellow, aureolin, new gamboge, Quin gold, FUB, winsor violet on Arches 140#. I'm stubbornly not using pencil lines and just outlining a basic sketch with tinted water to keep it loose.