Watercolor Hummingbird

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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.

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5 Responses to Watercolor Hummingbird

  1. The favorite one says:

    Not your best, what are the red things at it’s butt. Tail feathers or is it sitting on a red flower???

  2. Jen says:

    You would think it would be easy to come up with an image for a group and I, as well, struggle to come up with something suitable when I do my art day. Can you send me the original image? I agree that the butt feathers could have been a bit finer….Don doesn’t pull any punches.

  3. Susanne says:

    Love these series of shots… Awesome!! Love the salt for texture… Makes me anxious to get to my paints xo Enjoy… Great post 👍❤️

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