Kestrel Art

I recently completed my kestrel painting and got lots more experience playing around with techniques.  I am still trying to get larger spatters around my subjects and recently read that you can squeeze paint from a larger paintbrush to achieve that effect.  Will have to try that on my next piece!  In the meantime, I hope you all see something you like in this tiny bird of prey and venture out to get creative on your own!

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Another Bird in the Hand

watercolor of Pilealated Woodpecker
watercolor of Pilealated Woodpecker

Here is my newly completed work “Chopper”.  He is a North American Pileated Woodpecker, and it was fun hanging out with him as he took shape.  I am really trying to find a balance between being detailed and adding some splashes, spills, and splatters to create a dynamic.  I think the balance in this piece is a bit closer to where I want to be.

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Stealing a View

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.

Marcel Proust

Owl Try This Again Sometime

I just finished “Archimedes”, my little Saw Whet owl.  While painting this I tried to start incorporating some much looser strokes, and I spent a lot of time flicking the brush around the edges to create atmosphere and dynamics.  Even at rest, I wanted this guy to have some energy!

watercolor painting of screech owl
watercolor painting of screech owl