Monday, February 04, 2013

Numbers 29 and 30


Feathers
Watercolor, 5 X 5

I finally got time to post my last 2 paintings for the 30 in 30. The blog finished on January 31st but I wasn't finished with the 30. I'm a little nuts about picking up found objects and these feathers were found. Maybe one day I'll do a collage and put them in it. In the meantime they were fun to paint. I tried to get the fuzzy, downy part at the base of the feather to look that way by making the background really wet. I think the one on the left is probably from a morning dove and the other a mockingbird. 

                                                           Green Parrot
                                     Watercolor 6 X 8 1/2

As I look over my 30 paintings I see that I have painted more birds than anything else. Birds are interesting subjects, they come in all colors, sizes and settings. I guess that's why I like painting them. I've enjoyed painting consistently over the month of January. It will be harder in February because I have so many shows and sales the attend to. I hope I'll be able to continue to work regularly, though, and post on Leslie Saeta's blog again. She is encouraging artists to post one or two paintings a week each week end. After doing 30 in 30 it should be easy!

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.