Monday, December 29, 2008

Eastern Bluebird Watercolor

I painted this from a photo by the photography team of Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

I found the picture in a calendar for the Children's Cancer Society I had kicking around. It was a gift for my wife's mother Pam. I was quite lucky to have such a great photo to work from!

I'm quite excited about the picture, because it feels like one of my first truly successful watercolors. I have the colors blending in the background washes and there is a nice transition from the blurry background to the crisp foreground. I'm quite excited to try the watercolors out for illustration now!

16 comments:

  1. Great watercolor, Andrew. I like it a lot. And, it reminds me of spring. Which is a nice thought after all the snow! Keep up the great work!

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  2. Hi! I found you from Etsy. I have enjoyed looking through your many creations in the last 20 minutes! Your style is stunning, beautiful, and full of joy! I love your work. You are right, as you state on your site, "There is order to the universe..." It is everywhere! I think God gave us so much here to enjoy - I can only imagine being with Christ after death and how much more we will enjoy!!!

    If I can save up my dollars, I will definitely want to buy one of your beautiful 8x10 prints in your shop. I LOVE color, and I, too, love painting with my children. I have 4 ages 5 and under, and we spend most of our day at home painting, drawing, and coloring!! :)

    God bless the works of your hands!

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  3. The berries are a fantastic touch.

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  4. Love the touch of light reflecting off the berries.

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  14. wonderful work, saludos paty

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