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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Spotted Sandpiper # 50
I think of spotted sandpipers being little sunbirds. They come for the summer and hang out on the edges of ponds and rivers, often running about on half submerged logs ... seemingly always in the sun.
I'm out of my comfort zone. Historically I've painted very careful detail on hot pressed surfaces and illustration board -- or I do rather loose sketches. Here I'm using coarse watercolor paper and not painting each feather. I'm trying for light and form and trying to keep the color fresh; combined with having the bird accurately drawn.