Studies of Birds

  • Studies of birds painted from specimens housed at the Field Museum.
  • Goose
  • Pheasant
     
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    A study of a pheasant wing specimen. I painted the same specimen three times as an exercise to understand the medium of watercolour better, trying different methods of layering colour. On the third try I was able to achieve the sharpness of light and dark values, subtle variations in colour and the level of detail I desired.
  • Wing study 1
     
  • Wing study 2
  • Wing study 3