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Watercolor Birds To Celebrate My First Anniversary Of Painting With Watercolor
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Watercolor Birds To Celebrate My First Anniversary Of Painting With Watercolor

A couple of months ago I added a post about my watercolor painting experience (in a few months I’ll celebrate my first anniversary of painting with watercolor) and today I’d like to share my progress again focusing on beautiful birds.

Why birds? Because for me it is an opportunity to get deeper into details on a small sheet of paper and at the same time an endless opportunity to try endless combinations of different techniques enjoying the beauty of these creatures.

More info: Instagram

Bleedings on wet in wet technique is definitely something the only watercolor can do. But using it as a more “graphy” technique lets you get deeper into details. Working on each feather of these colorful birds definitely takes time and patience (something I would only dream about a few months ago).

May 2016 vs. January 2017. My friends on Instagram saying: “Oh, come on! These are just different styles!”. I like this excuse, but honestly, both in May and in January I wanted to get the same beautiful paintings.

Painting white using watercolor is my favorite thing. In fact white is never white – it hides so many different shades! For instance, painting this white raven I used ultramarine, burnt umber, and vermilion hue. And I finally learned how to do a realistic painting!

Another challenge is entourage. To make it informative but don’t let it overweight the main drawing idea.

Sometimes these colorful paintings might seem easy to execute. But believe me, it doesn’t always happen right away. A couple of months ago I wrote that it’s all about using the right tools such as paper/paints etc. But the most important tool is the self-criticism.

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Lou Wow
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't tear up your masterpieces! They are irreplaceable!

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't :) I only tear up something which doesn't look as good as it possibly can (:

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Bistra Stoimenova
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great work! And, no matter what your friend say, you have a lot of improvement. The style is a bit different BUT the quality of the newer version of the raven is way better! Good luck and I'd like to see more of your work :)

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for such great support! This is the reason I continue doing this. And hopefully one day I will become an inspiration for somebody else as other more experienced artists become for me now.

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sosunlight
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely beautiful work. You have such talent and an eye for stunning composition. Keep it up! :)

Claudia Ferreira
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG! you have talent gurl!!! go go go!!! <3

Issabelle Torticc
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These this are so freaking realistic!!👍

Jeana Duncan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love your birds!! I wish I could do that with my watercolor ..keep it up great work..

Kay Youngster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, how abt you text me on my cellphone? I don't think that's a distraction cos I will be very sad if it is. ):

Kay Youngster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you have Fb or what's up? I want to chat with you there if it's okay with you

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't use Facebook and other social work other than Instagram ( and that is more than enough to get me constantly distracted from everything lol). If I start using other social media I feel like I'm gonna get some mental disorder lol

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Kay Youngster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does your last name "LG" means Life is Good? Jst kidding but I hope it is! :)

Kay Youngster
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How are you Angelina? I hope everything is well. I like your postings. I seems like I can not or should I say allowed to post anything. Is there a special request or forms I need to fill out b4 I can post something?

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm doing well, thank you. Hm... It's weird, that you can't upload your post... After you hit "submit" button and write the article in a couple of days it shouws up in the newsletter. No forms, or permissions. Maybe you have some technical issues? Try contacting BP technical support team. And yes, you are 50% right: LG stands for Life is Good and at the same time (the other 50%) for my last name LiGomina :)

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The Laugh Fan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are lovely. Balanced compositions, good colour levels and nicely detailed. You are very talented and it would be wrong not to continue to explore your abilities, to carry on learning new techniques and have fun with it. You are producing beautiful work and should be very proud of what you are achieving. Thank you for sharing these beautiful paintings with us here.

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you! A couple of years ago I wouldn't even imagine that I could do this. But it is only 10% about being talented. The other 90% is about looking at others' art, patience and self criticism :)

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Lou Wow
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't tear up your masterpieces! They are irreplaceable!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't :) I only tear up something which doesn't look as good as it possibly can (:

Load More Replies...
Bistra Stoimenova
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great work! And, no matter what your friend say, you have a lot of improvement. The style is a bit different BUT the quality of the newer version of the raven is way better! Good luck and I'd like to see more of your work :)

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for such great support! This is the reason I continue doing this. And hopefully one day I will become an inspiration for somebody else as other more experienced artists become for me now.

Load More Replies...
sosunlight
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely beautiful work. You have such talent and an eye for stunning composition. Keep it up! :)

Claudia Ferreira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG! you have talent gurl!!! go go go!!! <3

Issabelle Torticc
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These this are so freaking realistic!!👍

Jeana Duncan
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love your birds!! I wish I could do that with my watercolor ..keep it up great work..

Kay Youngster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, how abt you text me on my cellphone? I don't think that's a distraction cos I will be very sad if it is. ):

Kay Youngster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you have Fb or what's up? I want to chat with you there if it's okay with you

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't use Facebook and other social work other than Instagram ( and that is more than enough to get me constantly distracted from everything lol). If I start using other social media I feel like I'm gonna get some mental disorder lol

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Kay Youngster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does your last name "LG" means Life is Good? Jst kidding but I hope it is! :)

Kay Youngster
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How are you Angelina? I hope everything is well. I like your postings. I seems like I can not or should I say allowed to post anything. Is there a special request or forms I need to fill out b4 I can post something?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm doing well, thank you. Hm... It's weird, that you can't upload your post... After you hit "submit" button and write the article in a couple of days it shouws up in the newsletter. No forms, or permissions. Maybe you have some technical issues? Try contacting BP technical support team. And yes, you are 50% right: LG stands for Life is Good and at the same time (the other 50%) for my last name LiGomina :)

Load More Replies...
The Laugh Fan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are lovely. Balanced compositions, good colour levels and nicely detailed. You are very talented and it would be wrong not to continue to explore your abilities, to carry on learning new techniques and have fun with it. You are producing beautiful work and should be very proud of what you are achieving. Thank you for sharing these beautiful paintings with us here.

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you! A couple of years ago I wouldn't even imagine that I could do this. But it is only 10% about being talented. The other 90% is about looking at others' art, patience and self criticism :)

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