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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kelly - Painting 30

(Watercolor, 12x16 Arches Cold Pressed 140 lb Paper)
This painting was an experiment. I took a fern frond and painted it, then pressed it into the paper to see what would happen. I used watercolor for some of the prints and thinned-down acrylic for a few also. It was quick, MESSY and fun. The flowers are totally made up...I just wanted a color to help bring out the yellow eye patch on the White-throated Sparrow.


Lorrie Klosterman said...

Kelly, that fern texture is so exciting, and the flowers and bird are adorable. Very satisfying to view again and again!

Teri C said...

Fabulous idea Kelly and spectacular results. The yellow flowers are the perfect touch to your wonderful sparrow.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Nice, Kelly! The flowers look like poppies and the color is perfect and brightens up the ferns!

dora said...

Yes, the flowers really make the piece work Kelly!

Meowlissa said...

Love the colors and all the surprises pressing can make :) Great one!

Claire M said...

Great idea and effect with the yellow flowers complimenting the yellow in the bird's head. Great composition.