Working With a Theme – Moon and Heron

Well, this was an interesting exercise.  Again, using a moon as a background, this will use a Heron as the focal point.  If you’re a watercolor “purist”, just stop reading right now!  I used watercolors, a gold pen, a black pen, and an oil paint pen on this piece… I know, I know, I am a watercolor blasphemer.

Here’s the “moon” beginnings

Added the Heron.  It will eventually be standing in water, as a landscape.  Because I’m painting over dark blue, I am adding white to the bird colors to make them opaque.  I RARELY do this.  I also added scribbly black pen.

Oh wait – I forgot that it’s a landscape the moon has to be BEHIND the water, gahhhh

Colors are too disparate, glaze the moon with Quin Gold.   Nope, still not happening for me, add some gold pen.  I immediately regret the gold pen……….

How about a bit more white, with the oil paint pen?

gahhh, this is sooooooooooo overworked, I’m calling it done.  Not a keeper, just done.  I love being in my studio, so even tho’ the painting is not a success, my day is……..



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5 Responses to Working With a Theme – Moon and Heron

  1. Jen says:

    I have a heck of a time painting a round circle, even if I started by tracing it. Yours are really good and I like the colours of the moon. I think the heron was better in the first shot without the gold and then white pens. But it is still a nice painting.

  2. The favorite one says:

    I like it !!!!!!!!!!

  3. LAUREN KIRLEY says:

    This is still my fav 🙂 Talented beautiful woman 🙂

  4. Suz says:

    Hey this is great .. keep up the great work!! xo

  5. Suz says:

    Mixed media is always so fun!! Go for it .. No rules!!

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