These are a few more of the Rooster paintings I have completed recently. Above is the first wash which was painted using Quinn Gold and two different reds, one cool & one warm. When this dries I add the details in the eyes. I usually paint the eyes first which helps me see the life of the animal I’m painting

This is the finished rooster.



This next Rooster was painted mostly on dry paper therefore it has many hard edges, except for the body which I painted wet-in-wet allowing it to have a very soft feel somewhat like feathers



This painting was done mostly on wet paper which gives it a diffused soft feel. When completely dry I detailed the eyes & beak. One soft brush stroke outlines the breast area and the painting is finished.


Whether you prefer soft & flowing or defined & detailed knowing how to achieve the desired results all depends on your knowledge of watercolor techniques. Practice the basics skills needed to be proficient in the use of watercolor. It can only help you become a more accomplished artist by having command over this amazing medium.


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~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on November 21, 2016.

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