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

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Merci pour ce poussin si mignon! Joyeuses Pâques 2023!🐰🐣


Thank you for inspiration today!

Nanci McFarland

Your watercolor is so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Ellen Miranda

Adorable. Thank you for the step-by-step. I am going to go try to follow your lead and paint this little guy for my granddaughter.

Trish (Patricia) Carroll

Love the Chic ❣️ I hope to teach myself watercolors.This is perfect for me to try.


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