Kathy’s Bluebird in Watercolor.
I finally remembered to post a bird painting on the right day for Draw a Bird Day which a gang of friendly, artistic bloggers celebrates of the 8th of every month (when we remember!).
Kathy, who blogs at Backyard Bird Nerd, always supplies us with plenty of great inspiration with her bird photography. She recently captured a photo of an Eastern Bluebird that caught my eye and inspired this very loose interpretation. I used her bird as a model, but had fun splashing it up in the loose style I love to do. I took some artistic license in changing the piece of wood to a twig, adding the tail feathers that were hidden in her photo, making it a bit more of a summery, green scene instead of winter, and having some fun with color. Awww – the beauty and freedom of art!
Cheers & Hugs,
This bluebird painting is dedicated to the memory of my brother, Johnny, whose birthday would have been today. RIP John P. Towle – February 8, 1964 – December 27, 2016. You remain in my heart always.
This painting (original, prints, and cards) is available at McKinneyX2Designs as well as Berry Vine Gifts.
Daniel Smith watercolors used: Cerulean Blue, Indigo, New Gamboge, Cadmium Orange, Olive Green, Perylene Green, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber.