Sunday, February 10, 2013

Yellow Warbler?

5" x 8" journal page, pencil sketch, watercolor paints. Feb. 10, 2013.
With the dreary winter weather, I am painting from a bunch of photos I cut out of an old Audubon Magazine. They have bright colorful birds and scenery. I'm not sure what type of bird this is, I'll have to go look it up in my Audubon bird field guide. When I rubbed the masking fluid off, the gray rubbed in from the black paint. I also can't seem to get a really dark black from my little set of kids watercolor paints. I think the texture of the old wood fence post came out well.


8" x 10" double journal page, pencil sketch, watercolor paints, colored pens, Pigma pen. Feb. 10, 2013.
Painted from a magazine photograph. "When I first met Charlie, we saw a baby toucan in a pet store. It was adorable, it would rub it's beak on you and had the most beautiful violet eyes. We would have taken it in a flash if we had two grand! It was love at first sight, but I can't imagine having something like that in the house, it should be in a jungle. And I would have felt terrible guilt if it died and I felt it was my fault for having something wild in my home, and that I could not care for it properly. But I still remember the violet eyes! Amy Vetter, 2-10-2013"

Scissors and Threads

5" x 8" journal page, pencil sketch, watercolor paints, Pigma Pen, rubber stamps, purple ink. Feb. 2, 2012.
I was trying to draw a negative image, with just the outline, but I did not like it, and filled it in. When I added the thread, then it needed watercolor paints. I also tried out my new rubber stamp alphabet set, it is a good medium height., and the ink was intense.