Today’s Watercolor – Swans


This was inspired by some pics I took of a pair of swans and their cygnets, which I have been visiting regularly. I started photographing this swan painting as I went along. I started the painting with a pencil sketch, then followed by using my handy masquepen, to block out the white areas in the painting.

I started blocking in large areas of color, including the algae areas, and the water. I will need to add several layers to the water. I rubbed off the masking fluid, but will need to continue tomorrow as I am outta daylight!

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About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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One Response to Today’s Watercolor – Swans

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nancy, do you have any Stewie news?

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