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Eddington-Winter Wonderland Contest 2013

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Tougher Than the Rest

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Category Drawing
Type Painting
Subject Wildlife
Material Watercolor
Style Realist
Kelly Eddington on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I completed this watercolor (18"x24") last month, inspired by the birds that stick around my Illinois home after most of them have migrated. It's called "Tougher Than the Rest." I used Old Holland watercolors, and after I finished the preliminary drawing, I worked on the branches for about a week. I used drybrush on top of wet-into-wet layers to create a rough, weathered texture, and I used the same techniques on the cardinal's feathers to make them look soft and puffy. I loved the female cardinal's subtle colors.

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beautiful composition and technique

08/14/2014 Flag

Love this!

09/25/2014 Flag

WOW!!!! I love birds!!!

10/17/2014 Flag

I love to draw birds, but Kelly your birds breathe and fly. This is fabulous. Color darks and lights. I'm silent hoping it won't fly away.

12/20/2014 Flag

So lovely! I'm in total awe of your wonderful talent! Merry Christmas!

12/20/2014 Flag