Sunday, 25 January 2009

A sunny day in January

I see blackbirds in the garden most days, and today, I thought for a change I would do a sketch in purely watercolour for my doodle-a-day. I love the way watercolour puddles and leaves tide marks. The sketch above is closest to how I painted it, but the image below shows what I was really after, the darkness. I took the original and made it darker on the computer.

6 comments:

christine grove said...

I like the yellow orange and blue black of the bird, great combination!

Buskitten said...

Hi Jessie,
Lovely blackbird painting. Wow, you'e lucky it was warm down there - 'up here' (South West Scotland) it was freezing! Spring is on its way, though!

Rosie said...

Very nice dark version. I can never get water colour dark enough! Nice weather there too. It's madness here after a hurricane storm. Trees down everywhere.

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Christine, I do love to use that inky blue colour, I just need to learn how to make it darker!
Hi Liz, thanks, yes we were very lucky :)
Hi Rosie, thanks, it's so hard to get it dark without losing the freshness.

soulbrush said...

goodness me, sunny in devon. it's still rather chilly here in ye old london town. were they happy with your invitation?

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Joss, yes they're very happy thanks!:)