Sep 3, 2011


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


Carol Blackburn said...

Congratulations on getting your painting in the show. It came out really beautiful, Wendy.

Gillian Olson said...

Wendy the picture is beautiful. You did a great job of blending the two styles. I too love the redwinged balckbirds and their shrill calls.
Congratulations on your acceptance to the show.

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Carol and Gillian, getting in the show was great but I am really happy to find a way to blend the styles. I love the combination of realizm and impressizm in a piece. It seems to statisfy my need to do detail drawings and still have great splashes of color.

Donna MacDonald said...

Hi Wendy - this turned out fantastic. I love your pouring technique! The title is great too!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Wendy, I agree with everyone! Your way of putting the two together works well. Congrats on getting in the show!!

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Donna and Barb, I must admit it was very tricky keeping the background from taking over my picture.

Irene Georgopoulou said...

Beautiful work!