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.