Bird greeting cards give us the opportunity to come up with different
card making ideas, we are only limited by our own imagination.
Let's take a look at a couple of examples.....
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1. This watercolor of my friend's California quail, "Hope", is fun to embellish. I extend the painting beyond the rectangle in two places using watercolor and my favorite brush, the Loew Cornell Miracle Wedge.
2. With indigo (a black blue)on the brush, I continue Hope's topknot with a ball of pigment that I connect to the feather in the painting.
3. The next embellishment is to draw the branch out of the rectangle. I do this in two strokes. The first is the underside of the branch which is done with a heavily loaded brush.
4. The second stroke is done with a clean, wet brush. This picks up some of the heavy pigment already on the paper but dilutes it to create a lighter shade and give the branch a three dimensional look.