Watercolor birbs

After a 12 year hiatus, I decided to get out my watercolors again and see what (if anything) I remembered. I was never very adept at this medium, but I’m hoping to get better. Even in just these few days I feel like I’m beginning to get a better understanding of how watercolor behaves. Here they are in order of completion.


Indigo bunting


Red-backed shrike


Eurasian barnswallow


Western meadowlark

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WONDERFUL … birds :heart_eyes:

I’m used to Indigo Bunting being blue, this must be is female.

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Beautiful collection of birds! I can definitely see the progression, too.

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They are beautiful!

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Beautiful!

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I love that you can already see your progression. They are beautifully done.

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These are so sweet!

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These are gorgeous!!

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Beautiful! My favorite is the barnswallow. But I love them all!

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Thanks, everyone!

@Cindy Yes, I think it is a female. On the original photograph, the markings on the back and top of the head are bluish. And I painted it that way, but my phone camera doesn’t pick up nuance of color very well.

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These are beautiful! Well done :hugs::hugs:
You can really see your progression between the different birds…at that rate you’ll be a pro in no time!

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Congrats! Your Watercolor Birds are one of this week’s featured projects. You are awesome! :tada:

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Oh, yay! Thank you!

Look at you grow! They look lovely and I can definitely see an improvement. We’ll done.

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Gorgeous! They’re done so well and look so beautiful.

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12 years is a long time, good luck! I really like the barnswallow, but i think the shading on the meadowlark is really nice

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Thank you, all!

@imera I think I was finally starting to figure out how to achieve shading on that one! I’m hoping to do a few more. We’ll see if that skill sticks!

Good luck :smiley: