Monday, November 24, 2008

I Just Can't Stop Painting Downys

Here is my latest watercolor, inspired by the deep red sumac berries in fall, and the ubiquitous downy woodpecker. I enjoy painting fall and winter scenes, because I admit that though I love botanical art, I prefer not to paint green leaves. It seems contradictory, but a lot of green gets, well, tedious. The reds and browns are more appealing to me, and don't compete with the bird either. Here is a preview:

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