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05-22-2019, 08:09 PM
9x5.75 India ink and watercolor on old book text done today, using a chopstick for the sketch. This watchful blackbird sits atop a cattail or bulrush in a wet marshland area, their favored habitat. My photo ref taken in New Mexico.
C&C welcome :thumbsup:
05-22-2019, 11:36 PM
Nice! The added ink spots add interest to the painting
05-23-2019, 02:06 AM
I really love the spontaneity of these sketches on book pages, Kay.:thumbsup:
05-23-2019, 02:31 AM
Really good! I too like the ink spots. :)
05-23-2019, 10:11 AM
I just selected the page from a pile of vintage ones and didn't see the words about birds till started sketching.
05-27-2019, 05:37 AM
Great... Do you take of the pages off the book, or just paint directly in it ?
05-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Thanks Federico. I removed a page.
But I do use a 1950 hardback book I've turned into a junk journal sketchbook.
05-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Excellent, Kay. We only have completely black blackbirds here, not parti-coloured ones.
06-01-2019, 12:34 AM
Lovely work Kay!
06-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Very nifty, Kay.
06-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Thanks Penny, Viv, and Ginny!
06-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Another beauty Kay and I would love to see all of these captured on a large wall "quilt like" layout.
06-12-2019, 10:21 AM
Now there's an idea! Thanks!
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