View Full Version : WDE 19 Jan. Under My Wing MI

01-19-2014, 09:07 PM
I chose the white capped noddy birds, mama holding her wing over Junior. This is at the 2 hour mark:

One more hour and about 20 minutes:
11x15 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper/Daniel Smith paints. I cropped into the photo to position the birds closer to the left edge looking out of the nest. Lots of the tree branches are negatively painted. Thanks, Christine for hosting :clap:
C&C welcome :rolleyes:

01-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Oh my goodness Kay, this is so precious. That background is beautifully done and is the perfect backdrop for Mum and her chick. Love it.:clap: :clap: :clap:

01-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Absolutely gorgeous Kay - fantastic bg.

01-19-2014, 10:15 PM
Really beautiful painting Kay, the birds are very good but that background is fantastic. Well done.

01-20-2014, 04:02 AM
Very nice Kay I like the negative painting in the branches and bg

Charlie's Mum
01-20-2014, 06:02 AM
So beautiful Kay - love the crop (why didn't I think of that?duh!) and the negative b/g painting ... birds and colour are superb.

I've just posted my version - hadn't seen yours then - you sorted the wing bit out much better!:D

01-20-2014, 06:44 AM
...this is so lovely, bravo, great crop too :D

01-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Super painting! Love how you have tucked the baby under mommy's protective wing...gorgeous Kay. Nice to see your starting point of the painting and the finish with the lovely negative twigs and leaves!

01-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Great! Love that tree:)

01-20-2014, 02:12 PM
wow....am i ever jealous....this is so beautifully done....i think its one of my favorites of your pieces.....tyree.....:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

01-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Very nice work - love how they stand out from the BG!

Mary Y
01-20-2014, 10:54 PM
Beautiful, love the light on the birds and how your negative painting makes the BG recede.

01-20-2014, 11:55 PM
Beautiful work on this. Love the back ground and always interesting to see how different ones approach a painting.

01-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Gorgeous work, Kay! I'm positive I love your negative painting!!

01-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Welldone on both... for the first one, at first I thought they were in semi-snow country... the the second one put them both in the original tropic.

01-22-2014, 07:45 AM
beautiful composition, bird coloring and negative painting
great piece

01-23-2014, 12:46 AM
Brilliant :-) super birds - love the negative painting.

01-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Love the colors, composition, background all equal a well-thought out beautiful painting. Excellent.

01-24-2014, 05:59 AM
beautiful!!! great job on the background textures and the tree branches!

01-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Great job. I love your technique and the way you painted the background.