Tuesday, May 19, 2020
A Pair of Hawks
I finished painting this last night. It is 14 by 20 inches on coldpress watercolor paper. I used four colors - primary yellow, primary magenta, turquois (phthalo) and paynes gray. Normally hawks are solitary creatures, but I came up with an interesting composition that I wanted to use. The larger hawk is the clear subject, the other hawk in the background is intentionally muted and lower in contrast. All the paint is transparent, I generally stay away from opaque paint when working on watercolor paper. I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy! Below are some more portraits I drew with charcoal, the Karl Urban portrait is painted with paynes gray.