I had fun painting Papa Cardinal in watercolor this week in celebration of my Three Month Watercoloriversary! (How do you like that made up word?!)
It’s been three months since I first ventured into the world of watercolor and shared my very first watercolor on April 4, 2015.
I think I am making some improvements, and I KNOW I still have a long way to go, but oh what a fun journey it is. I’ve been trying to paint at least one thing a week.
Thanks to Laura @ CreateArtEveryday for initially nudging me out of the nest and encouraging me every day to continue, and thanks to all the other great artistic bloggers and family and friends who have really encouraged and supported me. This is something three and half months ago I wouldn’t have even ventured at. I would have told you I could barely draw a stick figure.
I used this photo of Papa Cardinal at the feeder in our backyard as my pose of choice to roughly draw the shape. I then took LOTS of artistic license in creating an artsy version of him. Because – hey – if I wanted him to look exactly like the photo – what’s the point? Just take the photo – right? (or maybe that’s my excuse…) I put him on a branch instead of the feeder, because the feeder totally detracts from his handsomeness. And then I spiked his hair a bit too to spiff him up.
Oh what a bird nerd I have become! Thanks for visiting, and happy weekend – enjoy doing things you love with those you love – at life in between!
Cheers & Hugs,