Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tree Swallow ~ Draw a Bird Day

9x12 watercolor, gouache, ink, and acrylic on Canson 140 lb cold pess paper done today for National Draw a Bird Day.  It is almost as if he is singing and notes are the colored marks in acrylic coming out in song.  I've used a sheet of wc paper as backing underneath smaller works and these are the random marks seen.  Each year I try to remember 8 April is a day for artists to remember birds; multiple refs online used to sketch the flowering tree, branches and the swallow.  An oblong black ink mark fit nicely underneath his tail feathers while a white dogwood blossoms behind.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.

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