Day 29 - juvenile Heron

Day 29 - juvenile Heron
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Beautifully drawn Margaret! We have a stream running outside the house and a heron comes fishing very often.

This is gorgeous, Margaret. Love the pose, the colour palette and the pen drawing: everything!!!

This is so good Margaret, the pose, so typical of a heron, and everything about it.

Very nice work, Margaret,as Mia said , love everything...I saw a heron yesterday by a large pond , he flew away when he saw us , what a beautiful bird! :))

I know the feeling about adding pen work to something intended to be just watercolour...I have that problem all the time. Except it's not really a problem, because I love pen and wash work...and I love your painting. Margaret. More please.

Super heron Margaret. They are such striking birds. Day 29, nearly there!

Very good drawing of The Heron. I start with the intention of just using paint but invariably it becomes pen and wash. Super subdued watercolour for this regal bird.

It’s hard to resist adding a bit of pen here and there, I have the same trouble Margaret. It’s a great little piece, I particularly like the water.

Pen always seems to bring the painting together to me also Margaret, this is a lovely example

Thank you all very much for your lovely comments - they are much appreciated :) Herons are such fabulous strange looking birds - a bit prehistoric looking, especially in flight - this one is a juvenile so it's plumage is a bit more subdued than that of an adult.

I think the pen really works. Love the pose and palette.

Love the added pen work, sometimes a watercolour just needs a little bit extra.

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29/01/2019
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Watercolour and artist pen - as usual planned on this being a pure watercolour - but added pen to pull it together. On A4 HP pad. From one of my own photos.

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Margaret Nisbet

I'm an amateur artist. I have drawn all my life - used to be mainly portraits but now a wider range. Did a lot of portrait/figure drawing at classes for a while in the 1990s then had a break from doing much at all until a couple of years ago, since when I've gone back to classes and workshops run…

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