IT'S COFFEE TIME - 13 X 22 - Available
Golfing, bulrushes, setting sun. These are things I think of when I see the red-winged blackbirds. I like to golf in the late afternoon and the blackbirds are abundant on the golf course. As the sun sets in the evening, the colours glow on the water and fairways and the birds spur us along with their serenade.
This group was gathered at the bird feeder and after cropping the picture I thought I would try incorporating the watercolour pouring technique with a highly realistic drawing of the birds themselves. I found the picture quite a challenge it became a mixture of both working in the negative and the positive. I finished the picture in the evening at our campsite and entered it into the Federation Juried Show as soon as we got home. They made the cut!! It’s Coffee Time is now hanging in the Surrey Arts Center, Aug 20-Nov. 13. The reception is September 17, 2011. 7:30-9pm. See you there.
It's Coffee Time - Step 1, after the pour
It's Coffee Time - Step 2, working on the negative