Snow Fort

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Snow Fort

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

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