9x12 watercolor and acrylic on Canson 140 lb cold press paper which is today's work, day 29. I used a backing sheet I place behind other watermedia works in progress to protect overruns, that results in lots of random marks. Next I drew in pencil a herring seagull then painted him in watercolor in a realistic manner. Also I did Bice Blue and ultramarine blue thin washes over the entire background and yellow ochre + Coastal Fog for the sand he is standing upon. These large birds are the most widespread pink-legged gull in North America, the herring is common in the east and mainly a winter visitor in the west. Its pink legs stay that color throughout its life.
Since 9-1-15, I've posted daily works on Leslie Saeta's #30paintingsin30days
challenge she hosts annually on her blog Slices of
Life you can see HERE. Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.