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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Warblers, direct watercolor painting, 5/31/18

Had made a list of ideas on exercises to practice painting faster, in my recent blog post. To try one of these ideas, I tried setting up a brief slide show to work from. Hah! Much too dizzying and frustrating for painting I found immediately. In fact I started feeling queasy right away. Weird.

Ok, so I picked 4 reference photos from CCNAB, (Classic Collection of North American Birds). My paper already had some frames or large thumbnail boxes drawn out. Each one also had a couple paint marks where I'd made my first attempts. From there I just painted directly in watercolor without under drawing.


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