Saturday, March 15, 2008

I guess I must be in the mood for something tropical since I am so sick of rain and cold so I painted these two Lorikeets. I got a bit carried away with the background because I was trying a new painting technique but I think it works anyway.

I have been testing various watercolor papers to find one I really like and ordered a piece of Twinrocker hand made paper. It is quite expensive but after using it I decided it is absolutely worth it!
The colors stayed so vibrant and the paper was very easy to work with. Because of its heavy deckle edge I decided to just mount it on a white mat paper and then frame it that way.
This is my grooming parrot! He is grooming his tail feathers.