Thursday, May 28, 2020

Feathered Friends

As the rain fell for hours, I wondered if I'd ever get outside to paint.  Drinking my hot tea, watching the birds dart to the feeders and back to the branches, I decided to draw them in ink.  I started with one, moved to another, soon filling the paper with my feathered friends.  Sometimes, I'd have to see several birds in a particular pose before I could finish.  I found myself popping in little dots for quick shapes, just in case they moved.  It made my sketching faster and more accurate.  They rest in a young redbud and on a hummingbird vine close, taking turns at the feeders.  It was fun getting back to just ink on paper.  Love the vintage quality.   Painting number 2697 in 2697 days.

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