Watercolour practice 

It’s cold outside so I stayed in and practiced my painting.  I used Sandra Gulland’s original (an author and artist) as inspiration.  To see the original go here http://www.sandragulland.com/ or check out her on Twitter or Instagram.  She inspired me to produce this version:


I’m always more impressed by my original sketch than the finished watercolour, but that’s the challenge.  The hard part is mixing colours and picking brushes to get the right effect.  I love the subject! Chickens are one of my favourite creatures.  So simple in their ways, yet beautiful.  We had a backyard coop a few years ago and I could sit and watch them go about their chicken business happily all day long.  Especially in the spring/summer when I had offerings from our garden to impress them.  Curious creatures.  

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2 thoughts on “Watercolour practice 

  1. Excellent chicken! You’re so good. It looks great to me!
    I too find chickens very interesting. We’ve considered getting a small flock but I don’t know how our very close neighbors would feel about that. I suppose they’d be preferred to the bee hive my daughter wants:)

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