A kingfisher for spring. Watercolor and gouache.
Life just gets busy. I have been working on a new series of paintings this past month. All of them are watercolor birds with gouache patterned backgrounds.
Gouache is not the easiest medium to take up. Trying to blend gouache tends to give chalky, stiff messes. But I am finding that I am enjoying creating bold patterened backgrounds, which are in contrast to the more realistic bid paintings. This bird is a bit of a fantasy. I started out with a flicker and then just went astray with hte colored feathers.