Pretty Bird!

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Watercolors are fun. Metallic Watercolors are cooler. It is tough to tell in this image scan, but each of the berries are actually sparkly. It was fun creating emphasis on such a minute feature… and the bird. Blending watercolors to create his feathers and the added benefit of the special textured paper really helped me along. Its funny, most of us artists are concerned about what writing utensil we are using, but not the media we are spewing our creations onto. I purchased the paper at a craft store for a buck, with torn edges, a deep texture, and a variety of colors–Strange background media, like this paper, gives the painting something a little extra. <3