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.

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