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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Playing with Gray and Blue

Great Blue Heron's have such lovely subtle shades of blue, gray and peach. I also love studying the shapes of bird eyes.  Concentrating on a few little details really can make an unfinished study believable.

I was playing with a small Prang watercolor set before I popped the colors out to refill with my Hobein tube paints. You can see a formula written in the upper left corner of the page.  Another note in the upper right is a reference to Spartina... the name of marsh grass, but in this case it's a reminder of the local company that makes wonderful handbags, tablet cases, wallets..... Ladies, check out Spartina449 :)

Don't you just love the information you can find in a journal?


  1. Pam,
    What a lovely page. I really like the color combination used and the texture you achieved on the Heron. I always am intrigued by artist's comments on journal pages. I also like the way you test colors, mixtures, and eye shape right on the page. Lovely.

  2. What glorious colors! I love great blue herons, one of my favorite birds...

  3. Thanks, Kate! A favorite of mine too. Living in coastal SC is paradise for me.... wading bird heaven :)


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