Children of the Bird


#Doodlewash prompt: Children. Did you know that bird parents sometimes make over a thousand trips to and from the nest each day, in order to keep their children fed properly? Poor things!

I started a painting and soon realized that I hated it. Not one to let that stop me, I turned on the kitchen tap, washed as much of the paint away as possible and painted something entirely different.

This is what it looked like after I washed the paint away. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to add more paint, but the paper took the paint like it was fresh from the package. Hahnemühle’s new Agave coldpress is tough paper!

Done with watercolor on Hahnemühle Agave Cold-Press watercolor paper with ZenArt Black Tulip brushes.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

4 thoughts on “Children of the Bird

  1. Sandra, you’re so imaginative – and brave! The “old painting” showing through the new one looks intentional as well as beautiful. The lavender and white areas work into the birds perfectly.

  2. You are the master of negative painting. This is delicious. You would have been a great batik artist…you can work with those “layers” so well! AND….what a review for Hahnemühle’s new Agave coldpress!! So forgiving!

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