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04-04-2015, 06:49 PM
11x15 watercolor (brush only) done in 1.5 hours on Canson 140 lb cold press paper today...Foreground was done lefthanded as was far bg for the challenge. I cropped the photo to show a more up close view of the water then added two redwinged blackbirds to the pair of ducks swimming. It was not too hard to switch hands as I'm ambidextrous anyway :rolleyes:
C&C welcome :cat:

04-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Good work with your non-dominant hand! I love the little blackbird.

04-04-2015, 09:41 PM
Beautiful landscape/ water body painting. Excellent cropping choice!

Valri Ary
04-04-2015, 10:47 PM
Great crop and WTG on the challenge! Love the softness.
I'm pretty much ambidextrous too....mostly because I'm a lefty in the first place BUT the world demands RIGHT....:eek:

04-05-2015, 03:21 AM
Like your crop. There was a lot going on in that ref. I love the additional redwing balanced on the reeds.

04-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Beautiful crop, has a dreamy feel, like a lazy summer afternoon!

04-05-2015, 10:54 AM
:wave: Yeh Kay I have to agree with Raini - immediately on viewing your painting I thought lovely hazy Apr/May day(which we use to have, a few moons ago) esp. with the oriole sitting atop the reed (don"t know if we are ever going to see this type of day here- we had flurries again yesterday, rain today - ah well April rain brings May flowers and a scene such as yours)- love it! :clap: Happy Easter!

04-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Coolio :)

04-05-2015, 01:30 PM
i like how the viewer is peeking in at the marsh...great work with the challenge ! tyree:wave:

04-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Lovely and idyllic!:)

04-05-2015, 04:05 PM
How beautiful ! The colours swirl and swoop, and I appreciate the balance created by the echoing in the upper left of the shapes on the lower right. Adding the birds with their splash of life and colour was brilliant !

04-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Thank you all!

04-05-2015, 10:17 PM
Good crop and nice touch with the black bird to offset the ducks.

04-05-2015, 11:55 PM
With your left hand! I think you could paint something beautiful with your eyes closed!

04-06-2015, 05:13 AM
Love y !Kay Ilike the birdie and the ducks

04-06-2015, 11:46 AM
lovely light and atmosphere

04-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Love the crop. Lovely!

04-08-2015, 05:19 AM
Your talent shines through regardless of the hand you use.

Charlie's Mum
04-08-2015, 03:17 PM
Just lovely!
That little bird on the reed is so right!:)

04-09-2015, 08:39 AM
I love the light in the water behind the cattail, leading the eye right up to the bird. Well done.

04-10-2015, 04:53 AM
Hey Kay:wave: tiny little bird:) in the right place though:clap: