Got my box out on a rainy day
Wow S that is fantastic, such detail, especially the eye. I wish I could draw, it must give you a lot of pleasure.
PS What do you mean "rainy day" it has been glorious here for two days now.
Fantastic, S. Captures the character of the bird perfectly.
here's an experiment with different paper
Then I decided it needed more contrast so I added more neutral tint
These are stunning Seymouraves, thank you for sharing with us. You are truly gifted to be able to produce such beautiful pieces of artwork.
Very classy, Seymour. I especially like the Garganey. Having been kicked out of art class after my first year at grammar school, I can only marvel.
it rained all afternoon and blew a gale so I had another go
Love them. You don't need a camera S
beautiful paintings S, a joy to behold.
These are just beautiful and they really capture the whole sense of the birds!
Absolutely beautiful Seymour, every little detail is perfection!
I was out birding on the Norfolk coast a few years back and met a guy ( Ian King?) who was filming a How to paint watercolour landscapes TV series. Later I met another guy who was doing a local watercolour course in a local village hall so I went along with my 30 year old metal watercolour paint box I hadn't opened in decades and had a go.
Basically these are pencil drawings with washes over the top.
Well, I think you should have a go more often. Just don't leave it for another 30 years, please!
Wonderful work S. Do you do the full thing in the field?
These are terrific Seymouraves, you have a gifted tallent there.