Whoops! Slippery air, today! Painted in watercolour technique, using fast and watery brushstrokes for the wings, which brings the atmosphere of panic and losing control to the bird. The upper part of the body is painted in a puffy manner, creating a warm patterned mixture of Mayan Red, English Venetian Red and Lemon Yellow. The darkest elements are done in Neutral Tint, which is used here to indicate the bird’s legs as it does its turn in mid-air. I like painting the claws in red as a dynamic element and representation of life in the wild.
To see the painting phases, read my blog post at: http://violetad.com/1/post/2014/06/woops-slippery-air-today.html
Hahnemühle 425 gsm watercolor paper; Artist's quality watercolors (Schmincke; Winsor & Newton)