Thursday, April 8, 2010

Daily Watercolor Painting

“Flock Dynamics”
5” x 7”
watercolor on Arches 140 lb. hot-pressed
Having watched several of the Discovery Channel's series "Life" -
I am so inspired by
all of the animals on our planet. 
Flamingoes are the most interesting birds. 
The bobbing and movement of their heads is phenomenal on those long necks. 
Perhaps a few more touches on this one…have to get a matboard for an
11” x 14” frame going around it to see what it looks like then. 
I have found it is difficult to go DARK with the hues.  I tend to keep it too light. 
The photo of these flamingoes showed them all entangled…I untangled a few to help it read better.


L.Holm said...

What amazing birds they are. I love your composition with the graceful necks. Your colors are rich and beautiful.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Another great watercolor! Your paintings lately are very strong! Love it! (so glad the translations are helping you out!)

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Victoria and Liz. I loved doing the colors of this one, I hardly ever paint anything that flamingo color.