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I’ve got a couple women coming over to try watercolor, and I was having trouble coming up with something to paint.
I finally found a hummingbird, which is NOT something that I normally do. It was a slow, meticulous process, and I had to walk away and wait for things to dry. I used Patience!!! Man, that is so not natural for me.
But it’s a great image, and shows a couple different ways to manipulate watercolor such as wet-in-wet, shadowing, salt for texture. I added a teeny bit of pen on the flower stalk and the eye, and a bit of white Jelly Pen for detail, because I couldn’t find my frisket. The size is 8″ x 10″.
All in all, I’m happy with the outcome, although it’s not content that interests me.
I also think that it really needs a background, but I’ll work on that when the other two are here, since I don’t really care if I wreck this piece.