Friday, September 2, 2011
Plein Aire Hummingbird Watercolor!
HI, I've enjoyed this afternoon on my porch. I drew this hummingbird yesterday with nasturtiums from a photo but decided to take it outside this afternoon and try to paint a hummer from life! HA!
I took my sketchbook and scribbled some notes on the hummingbirds and made 2 pages of fast sketches. I really believe they were teasing me,round me, up, and down, but do you think the little rascals would hold still.. Well, I did add some details to this females chest feathers that I had never noticed before. Beautiful, amazing birds. I've laid in a dark wash on the left side of the painting. This I glazed 4 times to get the dark using a mixture of sepia,ultramarine blue,and viridian green. The last glazing is drying now,it may not be dark enough and I see some edges I need to cut into with my brush. I haven't decided what to do with the other side of the painting.. should I go dark or lighter..?
Well,for now, it's look in the freezer and find something for dinner. Take care and have a wonderful weekend! Talk to you soon,Diana
ps. I touched up under the wave in the water scene and have framed it. I had to readjust it after I hung it up on the wall because I realized the water(horizon) was dipping on the left side. ... oh boy, anyway,I fixed it- just straightened up the painting in the mat! ha ha! Happy Weekend!