Retweet–Cardinals and Dogwood Blossoms Version 2

Watercolors on cold pressed Canson Aquarelle/Acuarela paper. This is my daughter’s version of the same watercolor painting that I’m currently working on. I like her use of quick, short strokes to give the impression of feathers and the intensity and vibrancy of her colors. I enjoy watching her paint and seeing the differences in our painting styles. Step-by-step instructions for completing this project are contained in the book, “Painting Garden Birds” by Sherry C. Nelson.

4 Comments on Retweet–Cardinals and Dogwood Blossoms Version 2

  1. Sensitivity Road
    April 15, 2012 at 6:54 am (6 years ago)

    Very nice! Watercolor is a mystery to me. I use acrylics. It sure helps to see pictures like this. Love these little guys. Nice job!

    • afternoonartist
      April 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you. My daughter and I are just learning how to use watercolors; we’ve both been creating computer graphics for years and wanted to try something new.

      • Sensitivity Road
        April 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (6 years ago)

        How wonderful! Looks like the transition is going well. :-)

  2. Nuno
    April 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Very nice technique, indeed! I’ll be checking for the next versions of your works.


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