Monday, 16 May 2011

Nesting Cormorant


This beautiful nesting cormorant flew into my postbox recently. Desiree Habicht managed to capture the bird at an wild animal park sketching from life. This beautiful watercolor study arrived in perfect condition. Thank you Desiree for this wonderful addition to my small, but growing collection of artist postcards..

11 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

This is really beautiful.

Plus I so admire the nerve of Desiree to do black against black - but she's well and truly demonstrated how well she paints in watercolour!

vivien said...

wow! great study and from life, I'm full of admiration

Charlene Brown said...

Amazingly alive, intense black -- what a splendid painting!

Bridget Hunter said...

What a wonderful variety of postcards we're seeing. Desiree uses watercolour with real skill.I love this image.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

This is stunning Desiee...I agree with Katherine...what audacity to use dark against dark and what mastery!!
Ronelle

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh, I forgot to add...I absolutely love the lost edges, so well done..
R xx

Robyn said...

Congratulations, Desiree, a stunningly beautiful postcard. You can count me among your devoted watercolour fans. I'm so impressed that you achieve this from life as well.

Cathy Gatland said...

Beautifully observed and painted, Desiree - it makes an unusual and dramatic postcard!

Liz Steel said...

stunning! I also love the dramatic darks!!

Alison Staite said...

When i saw this i thought wow! Those darks are just glorious. This is one of the best cards yet!

Desiree said...

Thank you all for your nice comments, I used our favorite green Perylene green for most of the darks, mixing on paper, I found a new color called shadow green I will try next. I have to admit, painting something that is sitting still is easier.

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