Sunday, July 13, 2014

Climatis 2

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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Green Violet Ear

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.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Great Egrets - NFS

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.