Fledgling Bluebird

Hot off the press–a fledgling bluebird painted by my daughter. This was another lesson she adapted for watercolors from the book, “Painting Garden Birds” with Sherry C. Nelson. I love the texture she used to suggest feathers, and I particularly like the fluffy cheek and breast feathers. The budding rose is quite lovely, too. Watercolors and acrylic ink on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

3 Comments on Fledgling Bluebird

  1. Gjk
    May 23, 2012 at 5:26 am (6 years ago)

    Just love it! The bird looks so soft with the fluffy feathers that it makes you want to hug it! Love the technique on the feathers giving that fluffiness to them. And , of course, for me the butterfly is the special touch. Well done, my girl!

  2. afternoonartist
    May 23, 2012 at 5:32 am (6 years ago)

    She wasn’t thrilled with this painting initially and almost gave up on it. I had to encourage her to finish it. Don’t know why. I think it’s a fine painting.


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