Well, My 4-foot Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) is complete.
These beautiful little hummingbirds are usually about 10-15 cm long…this one is slightly larger. 😉
Starting with a blank sheet of paper, sketching out an idea, and bringing that idea to life on a canvas is such a great experience, for me.
I always start with a definite idea (with my initial sketch) but, once I start adding colors, textures, swirls and strokes, I just let my mind go where it wants to go. Totally unplanned. So, in a way, it’s always a surprise to me (my art), once it’s finished. Each of my little ladies takes on her own unique expression and life. It’s like I’ve created a new friend each time I finish one.
Happy Thursday, everybody!
“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
~Henry David Thoreau
So, that means I’m hanging in a parking lot, sweating my arse off….and, sketching/doodling/watercoloring….and other such nonsense.
*Tip of the day: don’t wipe that condensation off your sweet tea cup, use it for watercoloring! 🙂
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