8x5.5 watercolor on Strathmore Visual Journal done today. A pencil drawing was done lightly to mark outlines then watercolor put in over areas wet with #8, #10 round brushes. A fairly limited palette used of ultramarine and Prussian blues, quinacridones burnt orange and gold, Bice and Periwinkle blues (American Journey). When dry I used small amounts of white and Coastal Fog (AJ) on the sparrow's breast. Background is loose and abstract with diagonal lines indicative of branches or twigs; splattering with Blue Bice applied when dry. This work is part of WetCanvas weekend drawing event timed exercise; photo courtesy AvengingManatee.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.