I had a Wood Duck photo with some nice dark areas in it, and tried it out:
Rather nice, if I do say so myself. I forgot to take photos during the various stages, so here I try to recreate two sections step by step:
Paint India ink only over the darkest areas -- here are the head and part of the back feathers:
Watercolor on top -- greens on the head, blues on the feathers:
Colored pencil greens and blues over that, with ivory for highlights:
Okay, on to the other Wednesday activity -- Truman and I explored parts of Capitol Hill, looking for sketch opportunities. Mostly I took photos of buildings and homes to practice sketching later in comfort, as it was chilly. I also tried sketching from inside the car, which okay, but not ideal.
So here is Truman -- forced, once again, to go places!
At Volunteer Park
The Gage Academy on 10th Street
Right next door -- St. Mark's Cathedral
A viewpoint from the cathedral parking lot
Today's forecast is for clouds and rain, so I suspect it will be a day spent indoors. Oh, well. More time to work on art projects!