Friday, June 20, 2014

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren, 2014
Watercolor, Prismacolor Colored Pencil, and Micron pen on Strathmore Watercolor Paper,
9" x 11.75"
The watercolor painted background for this piece was sprinkled with Kosher salt before it was dry. The Kosher salt has larger crystals than table salt, and the larger crystals make more distinct abstract patterns.  After the paper was dry and the salt brushed off, the wren was drawn with colored pencil and pen.
I enjoy watching birds, feeding them, and especially drawing and painting them. Wrens have an astonishingly loud song for such a tiny bird.  

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