Daily Practice - Springtime Birdhouse

6:37 PM

Watercolor, 5" x 7"
Cachet Watercolor journal

Not sure this really counts as en plein air as I was in my studio, looking out the north window. This little birdhouse is a new addition to our smallest maple tree, and as of yet, has no residents. The tree is just beginning to bud out, so maybe we'll see some action soon.

I really thought this was going to be rather quick and easy to sketch–wrong! The front of the birdhouse is built at an angle and rather than show the angle, I managed to make it look as though it were leaning. Kind of a drunken stupor, if you will! All was not lost as I discovered some very cool color combinations for copper. Now I have to go dig out the names of the pigments before I forget how I did it!

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