Here are some more paintings I did with a summer theme. I really love those Koi watercolors, they give me such vibrant color that I feel they enhance my work just with their brightness!
I started to use a blend of colors for this parakeet and tried to create more interest than just using a solid green for the main body and head. I liked the effect of using yellow along with the green and how it looked with the bright orange beak.
In continuing with my bird theme, I used blues and purples this time. I was quite pleased with the background, as it has a marbled effect.
This sandpiper was quite simplistic. The background was made by wetting the background and dabbing on a bunch of fun colors. Then, while still wet, scrunching up plastic wrap and placing it on the wet canvas. When dry, it created texture on the background.
Lastly, I made a tiny painting of a full parrot. I love the bright colors and the washed looking background.