A nice and quick, Easter Chick!

A nice and quick, Easter Chick!

So we have managed to get to Easter, a time for new beginnings and lots of chocolate ! 

This is such a hopeful time of year, and the lockdown easing has coincided with some warm sunshine, enough to lift all our spirits

I have been loving the signs of Spring popping up everywhere, and a meet up with friend for a walk and a coffee was the icing on the cake, or fruity flapjack (as that was what we had!)

 

Here is a lovely little piece to have a go at, a chick just out of the egg

 

First sketch the chick and the egg shell

Then I do the details, which on this piece are few, just the eye,

and the beak

They the joy of the piece the yellows, to see them dripping off the brush is just pure joy

I use the white of the paper as the highlight then add lemon yellows, cadmium yellows and Indian yellows

 

Now get darker , with reds and orangy browns, look for the shadows 

Finally the legs and the darker shadows with a mix of cadmium red and cobalt blue

I also started on the shell, with burnt sienna on the outside and cerulean blue on the inside

 

Now the bits that make it pop, add darker shadows to the shell , inside and out, and I like to add some splatters around the chick to add to it's furriness 

Have a go, it's fun, it's quick and it works !!

 

Happy Easter x


4 comments

  • Louise

    This was great! What is the technique for splattering?! It looks amazing on your paintings but I’m a little scared to try!

  • Sue

    Really gorgeous little chick! So expressive, cute, fluffy and totally lifelike – I’m sure I can see him/her breathing! You really have an incredible talent for capturing the essence of your subjects beautifully. I love your work and always look forward to your blogs. Thank you so much. You are a truly lovely lady. Happy Easter!

  • Ellen

    Absolutely adorable chick! Your watercolor art is fabulous. Happy Easter!

  • Becky

    this little chick is darling! I will paint one and take as a hostess gift when we go to Easter dinner with friends. Thank you for sharing 😁

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