Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spring birds

The goldfinches are back and they are voracious eaters!  I have about 5 feeders and they eat out of every one. This little girl bird had such a soft and gentle look about her, contrasting with the very bright yellow males.  I used Daniel Smith Hansa yellow, green gold, quinacridone gold and indigo for the bird.  It looked pretty bland without any background so I got out the Brusho. I covered her up and wet the area behind her,  sprinkled with Turquoise and squirted just a little bit.  It's always a bit of a gamble to see what happens but that makes it exciting!  Staying safe all the time is boring and you don't grow much as an artist.