Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blue Jay

Here's how I start my paintings. 
I begin with a detailed pencil sketch and then start to fill in with watercolor. 

I add layers of color and work in the details. 

More layers of color on the bird and the beginning of the background.

Detail on the feathers. 

Another close up.

Finished painting.

When I started this painting, a pair of blue jays were singing in the trees behind my house. 
A lovely summer sound.

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