Monday, November 14, 2011
My Little Chickadee
The chickadee is one of my favourite visitors to our backyard. It is a polite, delicate and joyful bird. I find the sight and sound of it to be uplifting.
I did this painting on a paper I've never used before. It's actually paper that is mounted on a thick board (Crescent Watercolour Board). I normally paint on textured cold press paper but this paper is hot press and therefore has a very smooth surface.
Maybe it was the new paper. Maybe it was because I am constantly inspired by the gorgeous bird paintings of Geninne and some of her beautiful 'birdieness' has rubbed off on me. :) Whatever the reason, I think it turned out!
I just might have to give that snow bunting painting another try.