On April 10th, mother nature sent us another 4 inches of snow. To paint snow in watercolour is to paint shadow.
This chickadee popped his head up from behind a “snow fort” on the rail by the bird feeder, and I took his picture.
The grey tones in the original were too subtle for the feel I wanted. I enlarged the bird as a focal point and emphasized the shadow. The screen image makes it look dramatic but it works well in the actual painting. It gives a sense of how tough these little soldiers really are. Let me know what you think!
Pretty sure this will be the last snow of the season.
6×9 on 140lb arches