Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kildeer in Progress

In keeping with my recent vow to try to do watercolors on a daily basis I began this one based on a photo of our first Kildeer of the year, seen at Morris Arboretum about 10 days ago. This is just the beginning stages of it. I also received a book on the watercolors of John Singer Sargent this morning and I can see that it might have had some influence.

I've avoided Sargent in the past because he just seemed too facile, too much the showoff. But this book, which I've spent all of 15 minutes on, shows him to be an extremely talented watercolorist. More on him and this kildeer watercolor in days to come.

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