Painting 119. Golden-crowned Kinglet in the Snow
Watercolor, 12x16 Arches Cold Pressed 140 lb Paper
I love this view...it's not telling because you can't see her little golden crown, but it's there. She and several other Golden-crowned Kinglets foraged up and down a bank of dead honeysuckle branches located just yards off the trail. She moved so fast, and by then my fingers were so cold I couldn't get clear photos, but that's okay...a fuzzy photo can make a lovely painting.
Painting 118. Golden-crowned Kinglet Looking Up
Watercolor, 8x15 Arches Cold Pressed 140 lb Paper
I really just wanted a wisp of a painting for this Golden-crowned Kinglet...no detail...no fuss...just sweetness and winter.
The pencil sketch and study for painting 119.
I drew it on Feb 4 while waiting for Matty in my car.
p.s. I wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes! I've never had that many in my LIFE! I finished off the day painting these happy little birds...a perfect end to a perfect day!