Bird Gond Watercolor Painting
Let it Snow …
We had our first snow of the season yesterday and my kiddos and I spent the day inside in the warmth. The snow started much earlier than predicted but the school district had already called off school for the day. Things didn’t quite go as planned as my workout was interrupted with a long power outage and a shower in the dark. But we had so much fun together dancing to Christmas music and making apple dumplings once the power was restored. And thankfully, my hubby made it home from work before they closed the mountain. He did have to leave his car halfway up our very steep hill as it was sliding all over the place. But that is so much better than being stuck in traffic for hours on the highway during a snowstorm. We saw a lot of reports of people being stranded on my hubby’s usual route home. Hubby had the insight to take a different way, therefore avoiding much of the traffic. I have much to be thankful for this snowy weekend.
Creating the Watercolor Painting
I have been slowly getting back into painting and here is my second Gond Painting.
I started out by sketching my image on Archers cold press paper. I am not sure the weight of the paper as this is a scrap piece. Next, I used watercolors to fill in the image.
Here is the image completely filled in before adding black and white details.
And here is the completed painting. I was unsure as to whether I should put color in the background so for now I am going to leave it white.
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