Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Acadian Flycatcher In Leaves Continued

I've done some more work on the Acadian Flycatcher this morning. This time the newest version is at top with the older versions beneath it. As usual I'm wary of overworking it and losing all of that brightness and luminosity that watercolor is capable of. The danger of this of course is that I leave a half-finished work, thinking that it is done. That is the same old story of watercolor. I'm sure over time that expert watercolorists know when to call it quits and when to try to improve it just a bit more. For today though, this is it. Time to let it marinade!


Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Very nice! Love the colors and shapes. The flycatcher has a great pose. And, I get a great sense of light thru the tree.

Ken Januski said...

Hi Pam,

Thanks a lot! I have really tried to keep this one light and bright, as it was in photo. My only question, as usual, is have I stopped too soon? I think I'll leave it sit for a day or two more and see if I come to any decisions.