I was attending the Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Convention in Hermiston, OR earlier this month. My husband went out for a hike while I was taking the mini workshops and critiques. He came upon this bird in the brush and scraggily Juniper stumps. We later learned it was a magpie. I love the color and drama he created in his environment and wanted to use my webbing and spraying technique as the background. I chose the colors I thought would reflect the area and then played him up. Still working on the branches. This is painted on a 16x20 AquaBord panel so it is easy to lift and then apply more paint. As I have said before the Dr. Ph. Martin Hydrus Watercolors are staining so you usually can't get back to the white of the board but close.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.