Color of Bird Feathers
As I continue lessons in watercolor painting of Shorebirds with Ian de Hoog, our bird subjects these past weeks brings color of feathers to mind. The colors in the feathers of a bird are formed in two different ways, from either pigments or from light refraction caused by the structure of the feather. www.allaboutbirds.org Of…
I am back in class with Ian de Hoog painting birds, specifically Shore Birds. I have found that Ian’s unrelenting focus in his bird painting process – on the bird head and specifically the birds ‘eye’ makes this class a wonderful learning platform for watercolor techniques.
When starting the watercolor sketch for this post it was to explore the three watercolors that made it onto my palette when I first started watercolor. The plant I chose to sketch is – Akebia quinata or 5-Leaf Vine. Synchronicity set in … it was 5 years ago that I took my first ‘encore’ /…
Palm trees and a noisy bird are the subjects of our colorful vacation mirage.
[of green] “The beholder has neither the wish nor the power to imagine a state beyond it.” Goethe in Theory of Colours
I am back in a Winslow Art Center online class – Birds! Delving Deeper with Ian de Hoog. We are focusing on green birds and mixing beautiful and illusive green hues. Our green bird this week is the Violet-Green Swallow – a small sleek bird with long pointed wings and slightly forked tails. Length 4.7…
Session #2. Color values, painting the eye / Goldfinch
A sketching friend was enrolled in a ‘Birds’ watercolor class and every week she shared her work and talked about the tips from Ian… Ian de Hoog Recently I followed along with a couple of his demos and really like his style of teaching and techniques. I am now enrolled in his next class and…