A beautiful soft, closeup, photograph by Melani Votaw prompted me to paint this flamingo. I had to spend a lot of time mixing colors as I didn’t have a color I felt matched. Finally, I decided to just do it, and see what happened.
I had fun with the color painting this flamingo watercolor. The colors are a bit ‘bubblegum’ for me, but also a challenge. I think I got the effect I wanted, which I was not able to attain in the flamingo done a couple of days ago. I may attempt that painting again now that I am … read more
It’s hard to post a painting that you don’t feel was successful. However, it happens. And what I learned from painting these flamingos, was that I didn’t take the time to do a paint sketch to try out how I would approach the effect of feathers that I was after. I was pressed for time, … read more