Happy Bastille Day!! Vive la France!!
Love that place!! Rescued birds living in the middle of a gorgeous mountain top garden.
I was experimenting with the tree backgrounds in these. Parrot Mountain is a garden in the woods.
The parrots and cockatoos were just screaming draw me in thier hat villages.
If there’s anything I don’t like to paint in watercolor is trees and lots of greenery. I never know whether to go leafy or washy. So I did both.
The washy background which was much easier to do.
I laid down a ground of light yellow green. Then kept adding darker and darker greens trying to loose some of my edges either with a damp brush or blotting with a wad of Kleenex.
Doing some negative painting I added dark blues and greens along the top of the bushes and then I splattered the bushes.
I am trying to practice for the painting of the big mountain strip- deciding on colors and techniques to use. At three feet long it’s a big watercolor.
I also splattered both of the sketches. The dirt on the cockatoos and the bushes on the parrot one.
Anyway another busy day so off I go. Hope you are chilling in this heat! 104 yesterday!! 😳😎
Thanks for reading.