Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bird's Nest


Sometimes watercolors need a base of pen-and-ink to give them structure. That might give them a little more of an "illustration" feeling, but that's fun, too. I guess I'm drawn to pieces that have that botanical illustration feeling, with lots of white space. It reminds me of so many older books I've loved, in which naturalists made field studies using pen and ink and a small portable watercolor pallette.

5 comments:

Deborah said...

Hi Roseann...another great painting!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Wonderful bird's nest.

cathyswatercolors said...

Ah structure.... I know what you mean. Often times i reach a point in my painting and i wonder where i should go. That's when i pick up pastels and markers and i suppose that is where the fun starts! YOu know that special point in a painting where you are just so immersed. Bird nests are a favorite and this one is another beauty.
I also love the poppies you posted.

Sandra said...

I love the addition of pen and ink! It's perfect! It gives it 'life'! I love this sketch :0)

Debbie Nolan said...

I love your pen and ink illustration as well as all your free florals.

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