|I like this bird better, but went too far with the background|
We painted robins on Saturday, while it was pouring with rain, and the wind was gusting to 40-50 knots. It was kind of fun to immerse ourselves in painting robins, harbingers of spring. I am still playing with my Doc Martin Hydrus watercolors, so I tried to make mine have a little character by "sketching" the birds with the Doc Martin droppers. Then I drag the color with a wet brush, then spray with water. I really enjoy doing that, and then waiting for the results, often not what I expect. Even so, the robins are arrivng, yet the snow geese and the swans are still here. The fields are morphing from winter drab to yellow and green with daffodils, so the tulips can't be far behind.
For that, I have to start assembling work for the Tulip Festival and our Art Bash Show. Painting is more fun than matting and framing!