Ink and washed A4 300g NOT watercolour paper.  One woman in my painting group keeps giving me reference photos of birds.  This is one she gave me before Easter break.  I had been looking at the photo for a long time and eventually decided to establish the tone using permanent Japanese carbon ink then tinted it with watercolour.  I think the result is OK as a learning exercise.




watercolour on A4 NOT.  After outlined the flower and leaves with pencil I wetted the whole paper with clean water then very loosely added Q gold to the follows and leaves.  After the first was dried I added various yellows from lemon yellow, deep yellow to yellow ochre.  Green is made up from q gold and cobalt blue.  Finally added dark made from raw umber and cobalt blue.  Not too displeased with the result as a study.DSCN2415