This picture was originally titled " Climatis. Since I was unhappy with it, I used amonia to remove the varnish under the area where I wanted to paint a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Then I removed the watercolor with water. Painted the hummer and revarnished. Now I am happy with the painting. 11"x14" Watercolor on Aquabord, sealed with UV Resistant Krylon Acrylic varnish.
This medium-sized metallic green hummingbird is mostly found in forested areas of Mexico to northern South America, although they have been spotted in Calif. & Florida. Like other hummers, the legs are short & weak. They rarely, if ever, land on the ground since quick escape from predators would be virtually impossible. 8"x10" Watercolor on Aquabord, sealed with UV Resistant Krylon Acrylic Varnish. No glass needed.
The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in the North American wetlands, both salt water and freshwater. They nest high in trees often on islands free from raccoons and other predators. 11"x14" Watercolor on Aquabord. Sealed with Krylon UV Archival Varnish. No Glass needed.
Married, 9 grandchildren. I live in NY and go to warm FL in the winter. As I am typing this in FL, the temp. outside in 40 degrees. BURR.
I am a watercolor artist who enjoys the intricate process of drawing a detailed realistic sketch, especially with intimate landscapes. I strive to better understand the varied techniques which can be applied to watercolors.